DETROIT — General Motors said it is planning to resume production at the majority of its North American plants on May 18 as it prepares operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Considerable planning is under way to restart operations in North America,” the automaker said in its first-quarter report released Wednesday. “Based on conversations and collaboration with unions and government officials, GM is targeting to restart the majority of manufacturing operations on May 18 in the U.S. and Canada under extensive safety measures.”
The alert to workers came after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday announced plans to resume production at most U.S. plants the week of May 18.
In a statement Tuesday, the UAW did not oppose FCA’s target restart date.
“As for the start date, the companies contractually make that decision and we all knew this day would come,” UAW President Rory Gamble said in the statement. “Our UAW focus and role is and will continue to be, on health and safety…