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When Fisker signed an agreement in late October to build the Nina project car plug-in hybrid sports car at a Wilmington, Delaware assembly plant that formerly belonged to GM, we mentioned that United Auto Workers Local 435 president was on hand, hinting that the plant would remain unionized. This is not typical for a startup auto plant, but Fisker's entry into the Diamond State was a real lifesaver for the UAW members, who "looked like goners" earlier in the summer.
That phrase comes from a report on Delaware Online about Fisker's investment in the plant and how it could create 5,000 jobs in the U.S. (including 3,000 at suppliers). It's looking like about 2,500 jobs will be at or near the plant. Fisker and the UAW hope to have a deal by March.
[Source: Delaware Online]