(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden will meet with United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain during a visit to Illinois on Thursday to celebrate the restart of an idled Stellantis NV manufacturing plant and tout a historic agreement between the labor union and Detroit’s Big Three automakers.

Biden and Fain will be joined by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, a staunch ally of the president. The event will be held close to the reopening Belvidere Assembly Plant near the border between Illinois and Wisconsin, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans.

The White House in a statement said Biden will deliver remarks and “highlight his commitment to delivering for working families and creating good-paying union jobs, as well as the UAW’s historic agreement that includes bringing thousands of UAW jobs back to Belvidere and reopening a plant.”

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The UAW reached agreements that include record pay agreements with Stellantis, General Motors Co., and Ford Motor Co. after a six-week strike targeting all three of the legacy automakers that cost the industry billions of dollars.

The strike put Biden’s pro-union bonafides up against his clean-energy push, as the contract dispute was due in part to the industry’s transition to electric vehicles. Union leaders and workers worried that push would cost them jobs, reduce wages and favor non-unionized companies.

Belvidere, Illinois, is less than an hour’s drive from Wisconsin, a crucial swing state as Biden looks toward the 2024 presidential election. Turning out union workers, a key Democratic bloc, will be crucial to Biden’s reelection hopes.

Biden broke with tradition for US presidents in September by appearing on a Michigan picket line with striking autoworkers, a dramatic show of support for workers demanding better pay and benefits.

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