Chrysler Reports Strike Officially Over

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Glad Chrysler decided to jump into the "is it / isn't it" over fray. They're claiming it's official — the lamest strike ever is now officially over. Go back to the lines, boys — there's all sorts of platform-prostituted Jeep Patriot Jeep Compass Dodge Calibers for y'all to build. Full release from "The New Chrysler" after the jump.


Attribute to Tom LaSorda, Vice Chairman and President, Chrysler LLC Auburn Hills, Mich., October 10, 2007 Chrysler LLC and the UAW have reached a tentative agreement on a new national labor contract, covering approximately 45,000 represented employees. The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification. The tentative agreement includes a memorandum of understanding to establish an independent retiree health care trust, as well as other changes to the national agreement. Following ratification, implementation of the memorandum of understanding is subject to approval by the courts and satisfactory review of accounting treatment with the Securities Exchange Commission.

The national agreement is consistent with the economic pattern, and balances the needs of our employees and company by providing a framework to improve our long-term manufacturing competitiveness. At this time, we cannot discuss specifics of the agreement pending a ratification vote - an internal UAW process.

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Of course, the factory that makes the Compass/Caliber/Patriot was never on strike in the first place, since it was already on slowdown due to surplus inventory...