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STATEMENT OF THE COVID-19 JOINT TASK FORCE REGARDING REINSTATING MASK MANDATE

Detroit - The COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has determined that personnel will be required to wear masks at all plants, offices and warehouses, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Aug. 4. This is in response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent change in COVID-19 workplace standards related to the Delta variant. The Task Force met and, after reviewing the recently changed CDC guidelines and community COVID-19 trends, decided it is best for worker safety to resume wearing masks in all worksites. While we know that masks can be uncomfortable, ... Read more

Statement on Further Changes to Covid-19 Protocols after Meeting of the Covid-19 Task Force

Detroit – After reviewing new data from health and medical experts as well as changes to state policies, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has decided to remove the mask mandate for those in the United States who have been fully vaccinated beginning July 12. The UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also continue to comply with all state, county, and city regulations where we operate facilities. The COVID-19 Task Force met Monday, June 28 and reviewed the reports of medical experts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and Occupational Safety and Health ... Read more

Statement on Changes to COVID-19 Protocols After Meeting with COVID-19 Task Force

Detroit – After reviewing reports from health and medical experts, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has agreed to continue most COVID-19 workplace protocols out of an abundance of caution. The UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also continue to comply with all state, county, and city regulations where we operate facilities and offices. The COVID-19 Task Force met Tuesday, June 8 and reviewed the reports of medical experts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards to maintain safety and uniformity as the companies continue to work ... Read more

Statement on Protocols After Meeting With the COVID-19 Task Force

Detroit – Out of an abundance of caution, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has decided to continue to require workers to wear masks at the worksite until the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues guidelines in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent change in Covid-19 workplace standards. Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also comply with all state, county, and city regulations where we operate facilities. The COVID-19 Task Force met and after reviewing the CDC guidelines and OSHA standards, decided it is best for ... Read more

Statement by UAW President Rory L. Gamble and International Executive Board Concerning the Continuation of COVID Protocols

The UAW is currently looking at the new COVID protocols released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this week. We are asking all of our members to continue to be vigilant with existing protocols as we determine the best course of safety and security for our members, their families and their communities. We are working to clearly understand these new CDC guidelines and coordinating with the companies. Our position is, as always, what is best to keep our members safe. We appreciate the profound sacrifices UAW members have already made to keep our brothers and sisters safe. In ... Read more

New Digital Tools to Help Find a COVID-19 Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services have launched a website and text line to help Americans looking for COVID-19 vaccines book appointments. The digital tools will allow easy access to vaccine scheduling from any computer or smartphone.  Visitors to vaccines.gov can enter their ZIP code to receive a list of local vaccine providers with available appointments. Texting a ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX) will also bring up a list of nearby vaccination opportunities. The tools are also available in Spanish at www.vacunas.gov or by texting 822862 (VACUNA).

UAW-Ford Partnership Provides 120 Million Masks

Last year, the UAW and Ford partnered to combat the shortage of personal protective equipment and medical supplies across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UAW members volunteered to return to work in order to produce masks, ventilators, and other supplies to combat the spread of the virus. Since then, the partnership has provided 120 million masks to first responders, schools, local governments and organizations across the country. In addition, they have distributed 22.5 million face shields, 50,000 ventilators, 32,000 respirators and 1.6 million isolation gowns. This equipment continues to protect essential workers and communities across the country. We ... Read more

Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Passage of the American Recovery Program

Taking strong and decisive measures to end the pandemic and create a pathway for a speedy, equitable and sustained economic recovery, President Biden and Congress have made major strides toward protecting the health and safety of the American people. The new law provides direct payments to struggling American taxpayers and extends weekly unemployment benefits for families in need through Labor Day and makes a substantial portion of aid from last year tax-free. It provides $350 billion to state, local, and territorial governments who have laid off critical front-line workers including UAW members due to budget shortfalls. The law will help ... Read more

COVID-19 memorial event

This evening at 5:30 p.m., Americans will join together across the country for a vigil honoring those we’ve lost to COVID-19. We encourage you to take part in the moment of remembrance. Learn More

President Trump’s October 6th announcement on addressing the COVD-19 Pandemic

On October 6th, after returning to the White House from Walter Reed Medical Center, President Donald Trump abruptly ended negotiations on a comprehensive response to the ongoing pandemic that has killed over 216,000 and infected over 7.8 million Americans. Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are nowhere near getting it under control: Cases are rising in 39 states, and nine states in the Midwest have set seven-day records for infections. According to the Department of Labor, 28 million workers are on unemployment benefits or are waiting to see if they get benefits, and over the next two months nearly ... Read more