An employee uses a flash grinder to smooth out the metal frame of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) on the production line at the General Motors Co. (GM) assembly plant in Arlington, Texas.
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America’s automotive manufacturing will not come to a standstill as the coronavirus spreads throughout the country.
General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler have negotiated with the United Auto Workers union to “review and implement the rotating partial shutdown of facilities” and other additional measures in an attempt to keep workers safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the union announced Tuesday night.
The actions are expected to be a compromise between the companies and union after UAW President Rory Gamble on Sunday urged the automakers to cease production for two weeks due to the spread of the virus in the U.S., including employees from each of the automakers.
“All three companies have agreed to new measures that will increase adherence to CDC…