Chrysler to end Ram Dakota production on Tuesday

Chrysler is officially killing the 2011 Ram Dakota this week, which the UAW fears may lead to nearly 150 hourly positions getting the chop. The move has already spelled the end for 39 temporary positions at Chrysler's Warren Truck Plant.

Chrysler brass say they still haven't figured out who's getting cut, but if says if there are layoffs, the workers would likely be reassigned to another operation.

According to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, the Dakota will likely be replaced with a " lifestyle vehicle." Chrysler sold a scant 13,000 Dakotas last year. By contrast, Dodge moved 177,000 of the midsize pickups in 2000.

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