In the coming decades, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are likely to surpass those of gas-powered cars and trucks, transforming the U.S. auto industry and jobs in the auto industry. However, without effective policies, the transition to electric vehicles could reduce the quality of jobs in the automotive sector.
Thanks in large part to the efforts of union workers, many existing auto jobs pay decent wages and provide a route into the middle class, especially for Americans without college degrees. In contrast, many domestic electric vehicle manufacturers offer lower wages, fewer benefits and fewer opportunities for pay rises – with poorer working conditions for their employees.
The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill.
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