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Unifor tentative deal

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Adventurer55, Oct 15, 2020 at 3:13 AM.

  1. ShawnP

    ShawnP Active Member

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    Breana Noble has a lot of details on the new contract on Twitter (follow her).

    Won't steal her work. Look her up old guys.
     
  2. Mopar02

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    Deal with Fiat Chrysler secures $1.5 billion electric vehicle investment (at https://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/press-room/deal-fiat-chrysler-secures-15-billion-electric-vehicle-investment )

    "FCA has agreed to invest in a state-of-the-art multi-energy vehicle platform at the Windsor Assembly Plant that will enable the assembly of both Plug–In Hybrid Vehicles and Battery Electric Vehicles with at least one new model in 2025."

    "The third shift at Windsor Assembly is forecast to return in 2024, adding as many as 2,000 new jobs and there will be a $50 million investment in the Brampton Assembly Plant to extend the life of the Chrysler 300 as well introduce multiple derivatives of the best-selling Dodge Charger and Challenger. Etobicoke Casting will see more work in-sourced for the high volume Jeep Wrangler, 9-speed transmissions and potentially other products, leading to the recall of more than 100 members."
     
  3. codypet

    codypet Well-Known Member

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    I expected this was why Chrysler Brand was hanging around. Wait to see how negotiations go, and then boom 3 new Chrysler models.
     
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  4. Adventurer55

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    The news is great for Windsor, but 50 million is pennies at an assembly plant. How does such a small amount help the 300?
     
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    Sounds like more of the same, 300 sticks around and each of the 3 cars will get "derivatives" one new each year.
     
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    300 Estate Wagon (drools)
     
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  7. turbonetic

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    Also means no more brand new 2023 Charger and Challenger. I wonder if at this point they'll just run out the current cars and the new ones will be EV to match the next Camaro and all the crazy fast EV's on the horizon?
     
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  8. Adventurer55

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    Well, it does buy time till the merger is complete. Maybe Mr. Tavares will see value in something badged other than a Jeep or a Ram. Manley certainly doesn't. At least they're not going away, but it doesn't look like much is going to change either.
     
  9. Mopar392

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    It doesn’t say 2023 Charger or Challenger will be canceled or postponed.
    The derivatives could also means the current Charger and Challenger would continue as a classic option for 2023 and 2024.
     
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    Which wouldn't be a bad idea, especially if there will be a size difference to anything "Giorio whatever" based.
     
  11. codypet

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    I must think derivatives mean something else. I envisioned the 300 staying pretty much as is for a while with maybe a Coupe/CUV/Estate version to come out of it. I didn't get the impression the Charger/Challenger would be unchanged, but just tweaked (I mean they sell remarkably well for their age). Doesn't preclude something that was originally envisioned as the next Gen Charger to come out as something else. Then again the Charger/Challenger Classic thing might have legs too.
     
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    Where do you see 3 new Chrysler models mentioned? I only see new product mentioned for Windsor, no mention of what brand the product is for.
     
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    Three new derivatives could mean anything. It's unlikely if they are committing over a billion dollars at Windsor that they would turn around and spend at least half a billion or more on new cars at Brampton. Have they gotten the new paint shop that was said was needed?
     
  15. T_690

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    Some parts are contradictory.

    For example. They can't have 3 new cars with just $50 million investment.

    Then they are mentioning 2024 as return of a 3rd shift for Windsor. At the same time they say that a cat on a new platform will come to Windsor year later in 2025.
    What's more funny is that both 2024 and 2025 are outside of new collective agreement which ends at the end of 2023. It's a 3 year deal.
     
  16. rapidtrans

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    The Brampton paintshop is still the original installed for AMC as far as I know. It’s been modified and band-aided for years. Paint technology has changed a lot in 35 yrs.
    Also. A new greenfield paintshop starts at half a billion.
     
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  17. Adventurer55

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    So, if it's outside this agreement, what does that mean?
     
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    For Brampton it means the contract is vaporware...again.
     
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    Brampton Assembly got screwed.

    They are so profitable and need love.

    Is this a bit of okie-dokie as FCA now angles for Canadian/Ontario help with a new paint shop?
     
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