• Mar 20, 2009


Remember the worker standoff at Aradco, the Canadian supplier of engine mounts to Chrysler? The automaker had said that the dispute would need to be settled by the end of the week – that would be today, of course – and that's exactly what has happened. According to Canadian Driver, an agreement has been reached between the Canadian Auto Workers union employees and the automaker that sees the displaced employees repaid most of what they were owed, which they claim included a total of $1.7 million in severance, termination and vacation pay.

Even though this particular event had a mostly happy ending, union officials in Canada have scolded Chrysler for allowing it to happen in the first place. With a possible bankruptcy looming over two of America's major automakers, this is a salient point that could be revisited time and time again until things get back on track. In Canada's case, though, the country could just lose Chrysler's manufacturing presence altogether.

[Source: Canadian Driver]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I got to join me a union. It's everyone birth right to be given severance when a plant shuts down. God forbid that if I don't like the job, I can leave and go somewhere else. Here I thought that indentured servitude had ended a while ago.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gandalf died didn't he? But was then brought back? Foreshadowing for Chrysler's chapter 11?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Only thing is if Nardelli went away, nobody would want him brought back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      THESE PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMY IS AWFUL THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, TO THINK THAT THEY ARE OWED SOMETHING IS UNBELIEVEABLE THEY SHOULD TRY AND HELP THE COMPANY BUT INSTEAD THEY HAVE THE "ME" SYNDROME AND DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYBODY BUT THEMSELVES THEY ARE GREEDY THE DOWNFAILL OF THE COUNTRY GREED
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope Chrysler _does_ pull out of Canada just to spite those ingrates.