General Motors (GM) has announced plans to reopen its assembly plants in the United States and Canada on May 18. The information was released to union members on Tuesday, and the official announcement came yesterday.
“GM plans to begin a limited, cadenced, and site-specific approach for a return to the workplace in many of our North American manufacturing facilities. We are targeting Monday, May 18, and we are collaborating with state governments and union partners. We are confident that we have an approach that allows us to move into this next phase with safety as our guide.”
- GM memo
Union of American Auto Workers (UAW) President Rory Gamble also confirmed his organization's agreement with the May 18 date after previously expressing concern that the automaker is restarting production too soon.