Stellantis North America and Unifor (the union representing the workers at the Windsor Assembly Plant) have announced a second extension of the facility’s second shift, until the end of June 2023.
“We have continued to fight and argue over that second shift issue,” Dave Cassidy, President of Unifor Local 444 said in a video posted on the union’s Facebook page. “We will continue to have those dialogues and debates to make sure it’s right off the radar before we go back to our three shifts.”
The company has agreed to extend the 2nd shift at Windsor Assembly plant until at least the end of June 2023!
If you want it built right, build it Windsor!#uni444👊#builditwindsor @dave_cassidy444 pic.twitter.com/OOCgYcs8c7
— Local 444 Unifor (@LOCAL444UNIFOR) September 3, 2022
The union also posted an announcement on Twitter, stating, “If you want it to be built right, build it Windsor!”
The news comes after the automaker announced that it would cut the second shift from the facility earlier this year. An extension was issued in February, which saved the jobs of 1,800 employees that worked on the second shift. Now it looks like the second shift is secure until June of 2023.
Cassidy did state in his message, that the union will continue to discuss ending the idea of eliminating the second shift, as the plant will be adding electric vehicle production. The automaker announced its intentions to invest $3.6 billion between the Windsor and Brampton, Ontario facilities.
One of our inside sources has confirmed that the next-generation Dodge Challenger (LB) and Dodge Charger (LF) will be produced alongside the current Chrysler Pacifica/Voyager/Grand Caravan (RU) when the plant is fitted for electric vehicle production. Both the Charger and Challenger will be built upon the new STLA Large architecture, with the next-generation Chrysler minivan also adopting the architecture sometime in 2026.
The STLA Large architecture will offer the flexible capability for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive vehicles.
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