October 28, 2023

Duckworth Statement on Tentative UAW, Stellantis Agreement and Future of Belvidere Assembly Plant


[CHICAGO, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement a regarding the tentative deal reached between United Auto Workers and Stellantis:

“Today’s tentative agreement announcement is not only great for Stellantis workers across the country — a historic deal to help to bolster UAW members and their families — but it’s especially impactful for Belvidere. This tentative agreement shows the power of companies and labor coming together to empower workers and provide them a fair and living wage while ensuring modern businesses can still compete, grow profits and succeed. This reinforces what we all know: that the future of manufacturing doesn’t mean fewer workers, the future of manufacturing depends on the power of our workforce, and I’m so proud to join the brave UAW workers in celebrating this historic tentative agreement today.”