Detroit (AP) — A person briefed on the matter says Detroit’s three automakers have agreed to close all of their factories due to worker fears about the coronavirus.
Automakers are expected to release details of the closure later today. The United Auto Workers union has been pushing for factories to close because workers are fearful of coming into contact with the virus.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
The person didn’t want to be identified because the closures have not been formally announced.READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
The decision reverses a deal worked out late Tuesday in which the automakers would cancel some shifts so they could thoroughly cleanse equipment and buildings. But workers, especially at some Fiat Chrysler factories, were still fearful and were pressuring the union to seek full closures.
Honda Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it will temporarily close its North American factories for about one week starting on Monday.MORE NEWS: Veteran Needs Help With Home Repairs
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