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COVID-19 update: Big Automakers to temporarily shut down

TMA Media March 18, 2020
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CHICAGO – Chicago Crain’s Business is reporting Ford and General Motors will temporarily shut down their assembly plants until March 30th.

The president of the United Auto Workers agreed with the move –

“Today’s action is the prudent thing to do. By taking a shutdown and working through next steps, we protect UAW members, their families and the community,” Rory Gamble, president of the UAW, said in a statement. “We have time to review best practices when the plants reopen, and we prevent the possible spread of this pandemic. We commend Ford for working with us and taking this bold step.”

More at Crain’s HERE.