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2liter 03-24-2011 07:49 PM

Transportation Strike?
Ok, just got an email from my dealer. He just told me that the reason my Overland hasnt been delivered is because there is a transportation strike and Jeep is now using "alternative transportation".
Anybody else heard this new one?

scittb 03-24-2011 08:07 PM

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Considering mine was built 30 hrs ago and is already on a train heading for Ny I doubt it.....But hey I could be wrong im not an insider;o)

Lingohocken 03-24-2011 08:41 PM

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I read this week that a Southern (GA?) vehicle trucker had issues with his personnel's demands related to the breadth of GM's UAW activities -- I suspect it came down to "if you do business with GM, you adhere to UAW standards," but the trucker didn't originally know this and bid assuming a lower wage structure.

As I remember it, the trucker tried to pass on the unexpected higher wages by increasing its price to GM by 15%, but GM told the trucker to pound sand. The trucker then held on to a number of GM vehicles in transit to pressure GM, but GM went to court and won an injunction to release the vehicles. That's the last I heard, but the case may be under appeal.

Whether somehow this issue of UAW jurisdiction and resulting wage and other union demands is also impacting Chrysler, who knows.

Update: I was only partly right. Found the article, and indeed it also involves Chrysler:

kaflyboy 03-24-2011 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by scittb (Post 382435)
Considering mine was built 30 hrs ago and is already on a train heading for Ny I doubt it.....But hey I could be wrong im not an insider;o)

once you get your Summit i gotta see pictures... mine is about 2 weeks behind your's i hope...!!! same color, same engine.

scittb 03-24-2011 10:11 PM

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Will do;o)

swampass2 03-25-2011 12:36 AM

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I read about this a few days ago, but judging from the stories I saw, it was limited to Windsor Ontario.

The article referenced by Lingohocken above also mentions Windsor and since Chyrlser is seeking the return of only 700 vehicles, I doubt it's a widespread issue. Still, I've got my eyes on this thread as I'm thinking I should be in the next round to go D1...

Lingohocken 03-25-2011 08:51 AM

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Good point about Windsor, which is the main site impacted according to Automotive News:
"Allied also suspended service at other Chrysler plants. But Windsor is the plant at which Allied has the largest role."

boldd 03-25-2011 12:22 PM

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I can't believe they make 1500 minivans a day!!!! That includes a VW?!?!

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