Sen. Mallory McMorrow’s talks safety and economic impact at auto suppliers 

General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler plan to re-open plants and restart production Monday. Manufacturing in Michigan was allowed to re-open May 11, which gave auto suppliers a head start. 

State Senator Mallory McMorrow, who co-chairs the Automotive Caucus, spoke with Fox 2’s Hilary Golston about safety precautions, economic impact and how monumental the Big Three restart is for the economy. 

"You look at what happened in the Great Recession, particularly for Michigan. We went down and we went down hard. And for many people they're still recovering from that," she said.

"When we're talking restaurants, bars, salons - if people want to get back to all these other activities, that's dependent on the workers from the auto industry having that salary, having that expendable income. So the auto industry has to lead so that we can start to reopen the rest of the economy as well."

You can hear more from her in the video player above.