UAW seeks U.S. auto plant shutdown as COVID-19 crisis deepens
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 The head of the United Auto Workers on Tuesday turned up pressure on Detroit automakers to shutter U.S. factories for two weeks due to the fast-moving coronavirus, and warned that the union could take strong unilateral action if the companies fail to act immediately.
The United Auto Workers union told members they asked the Big 3 for a two-week shutdown of all auto plants. That's according to a letter from UAW President Rory Gamble that was obtained by 7 Action News.
Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday (May 11), paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict lockdowns are eased across the country. Cox Automotive Executive Publisher Karl Brauer describes some of the challenges automotive manufacturing plants face in reopening.
The Boston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will ban face tracking. This includes the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city officials and police. Detroit police arrested and interrogated a man after facial recognition incorrectly identified him. Local bans on facial recognition, like this Boston ordinance, will undercut big tech efforts. It will stop facial recognition acceptance and reform at the federal level.
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