United Auto Workers has raised concerns regarding the may target for reopening automobile plants. Several auto manufacturers are preparing to reopen U.S.-based factories, with some being slated to open as early as May 4.
The union voiced concerns over the decision by some major automakers to reopen factories as early as next week. In a statement released last week, the union stated, "At this point in time, the UAW does not believe the scientific data is conclusive that it is safe to have our members back in the workplace. We have not done enough testing to really understand the threat our members face."
"We strongly suggest to our companies in all sectors that an early May date is too soon and too risky to our members, their families and their communities," said UAW President Rory Gamble.
In Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been in discussion with the leadership of GM, Ford
For automakers whose workers are not represented by the UAW, however, including Volkswagen