Statement of UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department on the Training for Production of Ventilators in Kokomo
“As our Nation struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteer UAW-GM members are doing a tremendous service for our country by volunteering to come to work to make ventilators in Kokomo.
This is what we do at the UAW. In times of National tragedy our members time and time again step up for the good of us all. For that reason, the UAW has worked with GM out of an abundance of caution to put in place stringent CDC health and safety protocols. UAW members have stepped up to help, and our goal is to make sure that each and every day they return home to their families and communities safe and healthy. We applaud their courage in volunteering in our Nation’s time of need and commend GM for working with the UAW to save lives across this country.”