Chrysler's Autoworkers Reportedly Set Strike Deadline

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Contract talks between Chrysler and the United Auto Workers began this weekend, with UAW reportedly setting a strike deadline for as early as Tuesday. Chrysler, the smallest of the domestic automakers, hasn't said if it will follow the lead of General Motors, which reached a tentative agreement with the UAW last month.

DEBORAH AMOS, host:

Our business news starts with a strike threat at a second automaker.

Last time it was General Motors. This time around it's Chrysler. The company did talk with the United Auto Workers over the weekend. Then the UAW announced today it has set a strike deadline for Wednesday morning.

Now, Chrysler is the smallest of the domestic automakers, and two months ago it became a private company. But like all automakers in the United States, it's been in some financial trouble in recent years, and none of this makes renewing its labor contract any easier. The company has not said if it will follow the lead of General Motors, which reached a tentative agreement with the UAW last month.

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