UAW Statement on the visit of President Donald J. Trump to Ford Rawsonville plant
The UAW welcomed President Donald J. Trump to the Ford Rawsonville manufacturing plant today to see the hard work of our many heroes on the line who have volunteered to make PPE equipment.
Despite some in the President’s entourage not following health and safety protocols in the plant today, we want to make it clear that the CDC guidelines have not changed and it is vitally important that our members continue to follow the protocols that have been put in place to safeguard them, their families and their communities.
This deadly virus has already taken the lives of 25 of our UAW Big 3 members and 38 UAW members overall and thousands of Americans. These protocols are literally a matter of life and death, and that is why the UAW has been working tirelessly with the companies to ensure that everything that can be done to keep our members and our communities safe.
We also would like to note that the President indicated that he was tested this morning, and make sure he is aware that we have called for access to full testing for our members and the need for an economical instant test that can be administered daily to further protect our
members — and all Americans.
We are so proud of our members, who as always, have stepped up to help when our nation is in need. Our UAW brothers and sisters were among the first to step up to work 10 and 12-hour shifts to make this life-saving equipment. During his visit, President Trump had the opportunity to see the health and safety protocols UAW members have helped put into place to protect them, their families and their communities from this pandemic.