Jeep Grand Cherokee http://michiganradio.org en Chrysler officials change their minds, will go forward with Jeep recall http://michiganradio.org/post/chrysler-officials-change-their-minds-will-go-forward-jeep-recall <p>It was called a "<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130617/BUSINESS0103/306170146/chrysler-jeep-nhtsa-recall-grand-cherokee-liberty">rare and risky</a>" move to refuse a recall after the government requested it, but it seemed Chrysler was poised to do just that today.</p><p>Now, <a href="http://media.chrysler.com/newsrelease.do?id=14433&amp;mid=2">the automaker says</a>&nbsp;executives have "resolved their differences" with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and will voluntarily recall the vehicles in question.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:05:59 +0000 Mark Brush 13113 at http://michiganradio.org Chrysler officials change their minds, will go forward with Jeep recall Chrysler adds third shift, 1,100 jobs at Detroit plant http://michiganradio.org/post/chrysler-adds-third-shift-1100-jobs-detroit-plant <p>A third shift beginning next week at Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit will add about 1,100 new jobs.</p><p>The new shift is being added to keep up with increased demand for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.</p><p>Brent Snavely from <a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310260040">the Detroit Free Press</a> has the story:</p><blockquote><p>Adding the third crew now was driven by the mounting cost of overtime Jefferson North's workers have logged in recent months. Newly hired workers start at a lower wage to which the UAW agreed in its 2011 contract.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:45:04 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9646 at http://michiganradio.org Chrysler adds third shift, 1,100 jobs at Detroit plant Chrysler factory to stay open this summer to make more Jeep Grand Cherokees http://michiganradio.org/post/chrysler-factory-stay-open-summer-make-more-jeep-grand-cherokees <p align="LEFT">Chrysler says its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit will forgo the traditional two-week shutdown this summer.</p><p align="LEFT">The unusual move will help the company keep up with strong demand for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">Sales of the new Durango are up 33% from last year, and sales of the new Grand Cherokee are up 44%.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">The factory&#39;s employees are already working nine hour shifts plus two Saturdays a month, but Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson thinks they don&#39;t mind.</p><p align="LEFT">&quot;Considering where we have been over the last couple of years, I think there is a very positive feeling that these vehicles are being so well received,&quot; says Tinson.&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;And they&nbsp;(workers)&nbsp;are reaping the benefits by being able to work some overtime.&quot;</p><p align="LEFT">Chrysler had been planning to hire 1,100&nbsp;new workers at the plant next January but will move that ahead to this November. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:07:28 +0000 Tracy Samilton 7258 at http://michiganradio.org Chrysler factory to stay open this summer to make more Jeep Grand Cherokees