Chrysler Eliminating One Shift From Toledo (Jeep Liberty) Assembly
Date 2008/10/23 7:20:44 | Topic: Liberty
|With the ongoing economic downturn, it was only a matter of time before stuff like this started happening. Chrysler has announced that they'll be eliminating one of the two shifts at their Toledo North Assembly Plant in Ohio. Toledo North is responsible for the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro.|
The shift reduction at Toledo North will be effective December 31, 2008, and will affect approximately 825 jobs. The closure of the Newark plant will also be effective December 31, 2008, and will affect approximately 1,000 jobs.
Chrysler is committed to working with the UAW to address the represented manpower reductions in a socially responsible manner. As the Company has done in the past, the UAW and management leadership will hold employee meetings to review special programs that will be offered at the affected locations.
Currently, the Toledo North Assembly Plant has approximately 2,100 employees and operates on two shifts, producing Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty. Employees are represented by UAW Local 12.