Ford Pushes for Factory Restart, Union Not So Sure

Spokesman Brian Rothenberg said that the United Auto Workers union is reviewing Ford's announcement that they intend to reopen five factories in April “with great concern and caution.”

  • Published 26 March 2020
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DETROIT (AP) — Ford wants to reopen five North American assembly plants in April that were closed due to the threat of coronavirus. The three Detroit automakers suspended production at North American factories a week ago under pressure from the United Auto Workers union, which had concerns about members working closely at work stations and possibly spreading the virus. Union spokesman Brian Rothenberg said Thursday that the UAW is reviewing Ford’s announcement “with great concern…

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