Chrysler Group says union members at its Belvidere, IL, small-car plant have ratified a 3-year agreement with the auto maker that could bring up to 1,000 new jobs to the plant. Nearly 91% of members at United Auto Workers Local 1268 authorized the contract after a previous vote where the pact failed. The contract prevents Chrysler from laying off any of the current 1,750 person workforce. Chrysler also gains the ability to add more models to the factory, which currently builds the Dodge ...
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