Monday, September 26, 2011

Chrysler, UAW continue to work toward new contract

Chrysler and the UAW continue to meet Sunday, according to the union. They also met Saturday. Talks between the company and the UAW broke down last Wednesday when the two sides could not agree on the final economic terms, including health care costs. But they resumed Friday with CEO Sergio Marchionne and UAW President Bob King at the table..--Chrysler, UAW continue to work toward new contract

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chrysler, UAW hold 'productive discussions' on contract

DETROIT -- UAW President Bob King and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne met Friday as the union and the company continued "productive discussions," the UAW said....more

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

UAW to turn attention to Ford

Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Chrysler yesterday snagged for a second time, and the union issued a surprise announcement that it will leapfrog the Auburn Hills automaker and begin final negotiations with Ford.----UAW to turn attention to Ford

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chrysler seeks to keep lid on UAW pay through 2019

DETROIT -- Chrysler Group wants specific assurances in this round of UAW talks that the union will not try to resuscitate pay raises, cost-of-living allowances and other fixed costs after the expected 2015 expiration of the agreement, a source familiar with negotiations said....more

Chrysler pressured to kill ads on NBC's 'The Playboy Club'

An influential family media watchdog group is calling on its members and "other concerned citizens" to try to put the screws on Chrysler to dump advertising on the new NBC series,The Playboy Club. The series made its debut last night....More

UAW shifts focus to Chrysler, Marchionne

DETROIT, Sept 21 (Reuters) - With a tentative agreement with General Motors Co (GM.N) in hand, the United Auto Workers union shifts its focus to Chrysler Group LLC where a one-week contract extension will expire late Wednesday....More

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How the UAW can strike even with a no-strike agreement

Sunday, members of UAW Local 723, who work at Chrysler's Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance plant in Dundee, Mich., voted nearly unanimously to give their leadership the authorization to call a strike if they need to.---Read more:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Chrysler Said to Push for UAW Signing Bonuses Around $3,500

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Chrysler Group LLC, which hasn’t turned an annual profit since its 2009 bankruptcy, is pushing for a smaller signing bonus in labor negotiations with the United Auto Workers than what General Motors Co. accepted, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Chrysler wants the signing bonus to be about $3,500, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private. Detroit-based GM agreed to pay $5,000 to each UAW member after the accord is ratified, two people familiar with the deal have said....More

UAW likely to focus its attention on Chrysler now

UAW President Bob King will sell his tentative four-year agreement with General Motors to local union leaders beginning Tuesday, then decide whether he will go next to Chrysler or Ford to try to close a deal, according to sources familiar with the union's plans....More

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chrysler cuts output at 4 plants due to storm-related carpet shortage

Chrysler has slowed production at four North American plants due to a lack of carpeting for vehicles after an East Coast supplier's plant was flooded last week in the tropical storm, the company said---Chrysler cuts output at 4 plants due to storm-related carpet shortage

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chrysler, GM fight clock in UAW talks; Ford on back burner

Bargainers at Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co. are spending long hours with the United Auto Workers to reach an agreement by the expiration of the contract — or as close to Wednesday's midnight deadline as possible. Talks at Ford Motor Co. are trailing crosstown rivals....Chrysler, GM fight clock in UAW talks; Ford on back burner

Chrysler, UAW at odds over shifts at Trenton plant

Since last November, 460 hourly workers at Chrysler Group LLC's Trenton South Engine Plant have been working an unorthodox shift schedule that assigns them to days one week, nights the next---Chrysler, UAW at odds over shifts at Trenton plant

Marchionne affirms goal of 6M cars a year

Frankfurt— Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne on Tuesday said the combined companies still aim to produce 6 million cars a year by 2014 despite the increased uncertainty in global financial markets....Marchionne affirms goal of 6M cars a year

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chrysler names two directors, elects Marchionne board chairman

Chrysler Group named two new directors and elected CEO Sergio Marchionne as chairman. Leo Houle and John Lanaway will serve as independent...Chrysler names two directors, elects Marchionne board chairman

Friday, September 2, 2011

Chrysler Sales Up 31 Percent, Best August Since 2007

Sales of Chrysler Group products are up, and in a big way: the automaker reported sales in August 2011 amounted to 130,119 vehicles, which represents a 31-percent year-to-year increase. That makes last month Chrysler’s best August result since 2007 — years before the bankrupcty and reorganization took place...More