Workers at the FCA Sterling Heights plant stop working due to COVID-19 concerns

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Several workers at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sterling Heights plant refused to work due to concerns about the coronavirus.

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According to the FCA, a plant employee has been sent for testing and the employee’s work area is being disinfected.

Local 4 received multiple calls and emails from employees concerned about the situation.

FCA said it is working together with the UAW to address the issues and hopes to resume operations on Saturday night.

Workers at Jefferson North Plant left the job Thursday for the same reason.

Local 4 was registered earlier this month to see how the plant’s operations work amid coronavirus restrictions. Auto workers try to tread carefully and avoid spreading COVID-19.

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