Johnson Controls implements mandatory furloughs

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Friday, April 3, 2020

GLENDALE, Wis.—Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) implemented mandatory furloughs for its salaried employees, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Given the unprecedented uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is taking decisive actions across the globe to protect the health of our employees and support our customers,” the company said. “In addition, we are proactively taking steps necessary to help reduce the financial impact in the short-term, while positioning Johnson Controls as an even stronger company in the long-term. Looking beyond this extraordinary crisis, Johnson Controls is well positioned to make the world a safer, more secure and more sustainable place through our comprehensive portfolio of building technologies and solutions.”

Salaried JCI staff must choose between working a reduced three-day workweek with reduced pay that totals 10 days off or two weeks of unpaid time off, at managers’ approval. Time off is expected to be taken in May, according to a Johnson Controls’ employee who was not authorized to speak on behalf of the company.