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Ventilator Shortage: Why is it GMs issue? March 28 2020.

Posted in COVID-19, General, Unifor Local 88, and Unit 1

We don’t like to wade into U.S. politics but there are a lot of questions coming from the potential changes in production to medical equipment that GM has been asked to do by the U.S. President.
Hopefully this will answer some questions.

IMPORTANT: GM CAMI Assembly is currently unaffected by this situation at time of this post.

How ventilators became became GMs Problem.
Story courtesy of NBC News.

CEO of ventilator maker speaks out as Trump invokes Defense Production Act

The chief executive of a Seattle company partnering with General Motors to produce ventilators says they were already moving forward with plans to roll out the life-saving medical equipment before President Donald Trump decided to invoke the Defense Production Act.

Here’s a second article from Axios.com that might help as well.