AUBURN HILLS (WXYZ) — United Autoworkers expressed concerns over employees working at the FCA Auburn Hills headquarters amid the coronavirus outbreak. The auto company responded by postponing work at the facility.
"The UAW has been working around the clock with FCA to ensure the safety of our members, their families and the public," said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada. "Today’s decision by FCA is another important step in following CDC guidelines and helping to flatten the growth of this pandemic and protect the health and safety of our members."
FCA has already implemented some work-from-home access and has taken it a step forward by deciding to postpone work associated with the test laboratories and pilot plant.
Read the full FCA statement below.
"Throughout this entire period, FCA has acted quickly and decisively to protect our people.
As with all of our facilities, we have implemented an extensive program of cleaning and social distancing protocols across our engineering facilities including the test laboratories, pilot plant and proving grounds, and we will continue to operate with the safety of our employees as a priority.
In combination with increased remote working, we have made the decision to postpone work associated with the test laboratories and pilot plant from Monday, March 23. This postponement will be reviewed on a regular basis and employees will be advised when we intend to resume operations."
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