Autoworkers strike again

Tens of thousands of Chrysler LLC autoworkers walked off the job this morning after the company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union were unable...

Tens of thousands of Chrysler LLC autoworkers walked off the job this morning after the company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union were unable to reach a tentative contract agreement ahead of the union-imposed deadline. This is the first UAW strike against Chrysler in 10 years. Back in 1997 one plant was shut down for a month. This is also the first strike against Chrysler during contract talks since 1985, the AP reports.

The UAW needs to reach new four-year agreements with Detroit's big three. The UAW went on strike for two days at GM before the two reached a tentative agreement on September 26. A deal has yet to be reached with Ford.

Read our coverage of the role communications played during the UAW/GM strike here and here.

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