When does production start again?

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Even the automatic transmission is special behind that engine. And I also believe its outsourced outside the US too.
It's the same 8hp70 behind the hemi's, all the 8 speeds are either made in Kokomo, IN by FCA or Grey Court, SC by ZF. They haven't gotten any from Germany since like 2013.
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But, if we can’t get get people back to work sooner than you postulate above, the economy may be so damaged that there will be no jobs to go back to and there will not be enough money
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The local president of the UAW in Toledo says he hears from his members they will not go back to work until there is a vaccine or cure. He says he hears from his members "I'm not giving up my life for my job". He says "When I feel this has been addressed we'll be building Jeeps again". But since they are being paid 88% of pay plus unemployment guessing they aren't in a hurry to get back to work.

Per Toledo Blade.
 

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The local president of the UAW in Toledo says he hears from his members they will not go back to work until there is a vaccine or cure. He says he hears from his members "I'm not giving up my life for my job". He says "When I feel this has been addressed we'll be building Jeeps again". But since they are being paid 88% of pay plus unemployment guessing they aren't in a hurry to get back to work.

Per Toledo Blade.
a vaccine for the general public won’t be coming for at least 18 months
 

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Ha. They'll all be back as soon as they are told to report.
BTW: That's 88% including unemployment and trust me, it doesn't last forever.
 
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Ha. They'll all be back as soon as they are told to report.
BTW: That's 88% including unemployment and trust me, it doesn't last forever.
I tend to agree. It will be union wide vote, not local, to go back. I don't recall the UAW asking its members to vote to stay home or not. And it sure wasn't a local UAW decision either .

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I tend to agree. It will be union wide vote, not local, to go back. I don't recall the UAW asking its members to vote to stay home or not. And it sure wasn't a local UAW decision either .

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I have a little bit more inside knowledge but as an employee, I can't talk too much.
I know exactly what REALLY happened on March 18th.
Let's just say this... the people on the floor doing the actual work have a heck of a lot of power. But you are right, it wasn't a decision made by FCA corporate, it wasn't a decision made by the International UAW, nor was it a decision made by any UAW local. However it is up to FCA corporate to tell us when to return, and that'll only happen after precautions are put into place.
 

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I have a little bit more inside knowledge but as an employee, I can't talk too much.
I know exactly what REALLY happened on March 18th.
Let's just say this... the people on the floor doing the actual work have a heck of a lot of power.
Yes they do. But as another poster stated, Just in time inventory means the supply pipeline has to fire up as well. I'm sure there are supply parts all over the place that we're enroute to the plant(s) that are sitting in escrow somewhere. Those all have to get moving as well else there won't be much for the plant workers to do.
 

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Yes they do. But as another poster stated, Just in time inventory means the supply pipeline has to fire up as well. I'm sure there are supply parts all over the place that we're enroute to the plant(s) that are sitting in escrow somewhere. Those all have to get moving as well else there won't be much for the plant workers to do.
Correct. All of these dates and tough guy talk are exactly that... talk. When all of the ducks are in a row (logistics, stay-at-home orders lifted), we will start building Jeeps again. THAT is the truth.
 

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I have a little bit more inside knowledge but as an employee, I can't talk too much.
I know exactly what REALLY happened on March 18th.
Let's just say this... the people on the floor doing the actual work have a heck of a lot of power. But you are right, it wasn't a decision made by FCA corporate, it wasn't a decision made by the International UAW, nor was it a decision made by any UAW local. However it is up to FCA corporate to tell us when to return, and that'll only happen after precautions are put into place.
Yep. As a former UAW employee for 26 years.
 

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There is a very good article in today’s Wall Street Journal. It may be behind a paywall, IDK. It’s title is
“A Second Round of Coronavirus Layoffs Has Begun. Few Are Safe.” perhaps you can google it and get if if you wish to read it. The estimates for how wide and deep the economic impacts are is terribly disturbing. JPMorgan’s earnings announcement was also quite sobering this morning.

if this country doesn’t get back to work very soon, there won’t be much of a need to bring a lot of folks back to the automakers because the demand for new vehicles will be very low.

The ‘soup lines’ from the 1930s are already forming as solid Americans who were laid off find themselves without the financial resources they need to sustain themselves. In my opinion we have less than 4 weeks to start moving back to work. Anything longer than that and I am very afraid that we will be in a full Depression that may take years fix. Jobs will evaporate.

I really, really hope that the Auto Companies and the Unions and the workers they both owe a duty to, can very quickly figure out how to get restarted safely, with appropriate process changes.
 
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