Ford resumed production in the United States on May 18, 2020 with new safety protocols such as health assessments. personal protective equipment and modifying locations to increase social distance
DETROIT — The leaders of the Detroit automaker and the United Auto Workers union agreed to a full selection of face masks for employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Officials at UAW and General Motors, Ford Motor and Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler) say workers at companies Including employees who are not salaried do not need to provide proof of vaccination.
Tuesday’s announcement came after an inter-company and union working group reviewed the reports of medical experts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines and occupational safety and health standards on how to work safely through the epidemic.
Last month, the UAW and the automaker canceled some of the COVID-19 protocols, but not the masks. This is a major complaint of factory employees. Many people work physically in hot environments.
“While the UAW and companies Remain abide by protocols that keep our workplaces safe. We know that one of the best ways to combat this virus is vaccination,” the UAW said in a statement. “The working group continues to encourage everyone to wear their sleeves and get vaccinated against COVID-19. so that we can protect our brothers and sisters and their families.”
The UAW declined to disclose its estimate of about 153,000 members whose Detroit automakers have been vaccinated.