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Dingell on Reductions in Auto Industry Production

Washington, March 18, 2020

DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the United Auto Workers (UAW) and large auto manufactures announced reductions in plants across North America:

“There have been a lot of discussions between UAW and the companies over the last few days. In the end, this was not a difficult decision. Everyone involved knows the importance of the auto industry to the American economy and the impact of a potential shutdown.

“The first priority for everyone is to mitigate the spread of this virus. UAW leadership was focused on protecting the health and safety of their workers as a first priority. The effects of the virus will ripple through our economy for a long time. However we will never be able to rebound without the hardworking men and women of the auto industry.

“Now, I will keep pressing Congress and the Administration to act and deliver resources and tools to address the impact of the virus now and in the future, and what we need to do to protect workers jobs and ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Going forward the unions and the companies need to work together closely to protect workers and the stability of the industry.”

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