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Employees at Jeep's factory in Toledo, Ohio reported back to work this week after two months of mandatory downtime. The good news is that they still have their jobs; the bad news is that they've been told to expect another four weeks off before the end of the year. This time, however, the shutdowns will be scheduled in week-long intervals instead of covering an entire four-week period. The slowdown of SUV sales has been widely covered and the Jeep brand has not been immune, including its bread-and-butter Wrangler model that had proven extremely popular a short while back when the first-ever four-door version was unveiled. Of course, back then gas was below $3 a gallon. Besides the Wrangler, Jeep also makes the Liberty and Dodge Nitro at the Toledo plant.


[Source: 13 ABC]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      they are probably just sitting at home, maybe looking for another job by now...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well since my neighbors are Jeep workers, I can tell you that they are NOT out looking for another job. They get 95% of their regular pay while on "shutdown". most of 'em don't have enough to do right now, and are sitting home bored. But that contract is too good to give up.

        FYI, my wife would love a Wrangler Unlimited, but the damn thing is just too thirsty. When her current Jeep lease comes up this fall, we'll be moving away from Chrysler.