Jeep Wrangler seats will be sourced from India starting in 2010 because Chrysler LLC pulls the plug on a Johnson Controls Inc. plant in Northwood, Ohio. Chrysler declines comment, but a United Auto Workers union official, who represents hourly employees at the affected site as well as the nearby Wrangler assembly plant in Toledo, confirms the move. Chrysler has “violated the spirit” of the union’s ongoing cooperation, says Bruce Baumhower, president of UAW Local 12. In an extension of ...
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