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Why is Chrysler giving overtime when overstocked?

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Why is Chrysler giving overtime when overstocked?

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Workers expect longer-than-usual winter shutdowns at Chrysler Group plants that make such oversupplied vehicles as the Dodge Ram pickup and Jeep Commander SUV, following several weeks of overtime.

By the end of this week, hourly workers who build the Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee at Jefferson North in Detroit will have worked the equivalent of an extra week and a half -- at overtime pay rates -- since their last shutdown this fall, according to company production schedules.

And workers at St. Louis North, who build the Dodge Ram, will have worked almost two weeks' worth of overtime in the 10 weeks since their last shutdown.

Supplies of each of those models are already at levels that many experts see as ample. Large supplies have been blamed for the automaker's $1.5-billion third-quarter loss, begging the question: Why the overtime?

Detroit Free Press

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my buddy, a maintenance/production engineer at the Brampton plant has been alternating being off cause the plant is blacked out and working ridiculous amounts of OT.

f@#kin retarded.

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That's a pretty cool picture, regardless of circumstance. At least one out of every three trucks is red.

I won't even try to pretend I understand the logic behind the events explained in the article.

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Hello people... contract negotiations??? Could it be that they are building up a supply for the fallout when contract negotiations start for them and their counterparts?

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at all their plants?

I think this has more to do with their inventory counting issues and clauses in their current contracts

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That's a pretty cool picture, regardless of circumstance.  At least one out of every three trucks is red.

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Prepare to see it in school math and economics books. :P

Too bad they aren't overbuilding good cars.

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