UAW Announces Staff International and Domestic Flight Travel Ban as a Safety Precaution Over Coronavirus

Detroit — The UAW International Executive Board on Tuesday voted to implement a travel ban for all international and domestic travel as a precaution in regard to the Coronavirus epidemic.

“This is a precautionary action not meant to elicit concern, but to help in dealing with the spread of this epidemic,” said Rory L. Gamble, President of the UAW. “Road travel will be permitted, and we will provide all personnel education on best practices when on the road or in the workplace.”

The UAW's International Executive Board will review and monitor the policy as the epidemic subsides.

“In the meantime, the UAW continues to review in all our sectors the supply chain and status of our workplaces,” said Gamble. “Our health and safety department will also continue to carefully monitor best practices and work with all employers to educate our members, their families and our communities on safety and prevention."