As the size and scope of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” bill dwindled throughout 2021, one proposal that survived the cuts is a $4,500 electric vehicle tax credit that only applies when they’re made by union workers.
With opposition to the idea pouring in from across the world and even within his own party, the tax break may test the limits of Biden’s self-proclaimed status as the most pro-union president in history.
“We’re going to make sure the jobs of the future end up here in Michigan, not halfway around the world,” Biden said after touring a unionized electric vehicle factory in Detroit this week. “The middle class built America, and unions build the middle class.”
The $4,500 union-only tax credit is part of a larger $12,500 incentive that also rewards buyers of electric vehicles. Biden