COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today announced Ford’s plans to build an all-electric commercial vehicle at the Ohio Assembly Plant, which will create 1,800 union jobs and come with a $1.5 billion investment. The company says it will add 6,200 total union jobs in Ohio, Michigan and Missouri that will be represented by the United Auto Workers Union (UAW).
“I am proud that Ford, with the assistance of the UAW, is ensuring that these investments are being made in Ohio. As a granddaughter of a UAW member who worked in the Ford Sharonville Transmission Plant, I know how this will benefit families and our economy in the #Great28,” said Rep. Miranda. “Southwest Ohio is leading the way for the future of manufacturing and this shows how our community is a great place to live, work, and thrive.”
The announcement comes a year before the 2023 contract negotiations between Ford and the United Auto Workers Union, who will provide immediate healthcare benefits to all hourly workers at the Ohio plant.
“These benefits are a vitally important piece of strong, paying jobs for working families,” said Rep. Miranda.