Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced it has ceased production at its North America plants effective yesterday through the end of March 2020. The company released a statement after working with the United Auto Workers (UAW), according to FCA.
“While production is paused, the company will put actions into place to facilitate the steps agreed through the joint task-force set up between the UAW and the automakers. Through this period, which we will reevaluate at the end of this month, FCA will work to enhance its manufacturing operations to facilitate the changes agreed with the UAW including shift timings, structures and enhanced cleaning protocols,” a portion of the FCA’s statement reads.
“Working with the UAW, and having visited many of our plants yesterday, we need to ensure employees feel safe at work and that we are taking every step possible to protect them,” said Mike Manley, FCA CEO.