Tag: covid-19

Statement on Changes to COVID-19 Protocols after Meeting of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force

Detroit –Following a meeting on Monday of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, the Task Force members have determined that masking will be optional at their respective facilities.  If a facility is in a high-risk county as identified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Task Force strongly recommends masking.  Each company will communicate when these changes go into effect at their locations. While masks will be optional, they will still be available for those who choose to wear one based on personal preference. The CDC recommends that those who are immunocompromised or high ... Read more

Statement of the COVID-19 Joint Task Regarding Voluntary Vaccination Status Disclosure; Task Force Continues to Strongly Recommend Vaccinations, Boosters

Detroit – At a meeting Monday evening, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has aligned on a policy of voluntary and confidential disclosure of vaccination status for UAW members. Each company will provide additional communication to employees on how, where and when to report their vaccination status. In addition to encouraging members to disclose their vaccination status, the Task Force continues to urge all members, coworkers, and their families to get vaccinated and get booster vaccinations against COVID-19, while understanding that there are personal reasons that may prevent some members from being vaccinated, ... Read more

UAW Statement on Implementation of OSHA Vaccine Requirements

Detroit – “The UAW continues to strongly encourage all members to get vaccinated, but understands that in some cases health related and religious related issues do not make that possible. We will review our over 700 employer contracts and see how this rule impacts the current protocols in place at different worksites as well as any impacts on terms of our existing contracts.”

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).

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

UAW Statement on the positive tests of the President, First Lady and staff

Detroit — Our thoughts and prayers are with the President, First Lady and White House staff for a quick recovery from COVID-19. UAW members know all too well the danger of this pandemic and we pray for the health and recovery of all who are infected, exposed or caring for family members. Today’s news is a shocking reminder to all UAW members that this pandemic does not discriminate and we are all at risk. Please continue to follow all protocols including wearing masks, washing hands, sanitizing, limiting public exposures and continuing to self-report and quarantine when we experience symptoms or ... Read more