Automakers Face a Rocky Road to Recovery
Detroit automakers are set to resume limited production on May 18 after being shuttered for the last six weeks. Over the next two weeks, Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler will work with the United Auto Workers on safety protocols and coordinate with their supply chains. Several foreign automakers, based primarily in southern states (and typically non-union) will resume production earlier with Toyota employees returning this week and Honda next. This is good news for furloughed workers, but the outlook for the auto industry may be as dark as it’s been in generations.