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Chrysler Implements Four-Day Work Week At Kokomo Plant

Chrysler began its four-day, 10 hour per day work week Sunday at its Kokomo plant.

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Chrysler workers in Kokomo will now have 10 hour shifts.

Chrysler has implemented a four-day work week at its plant in Kokomo.

About 4,000 of the employees will work four 10-hour days each week. The first shift on the new schedule began Sunday.

Chrysler spokesperson Jodi Tinson says the company’s increase in sales in causing a spike in demand for transmissions—the auto part the Kokomo plant manufactures. She says that means the plant needed to change its production schedule.

“It’s going to reduce overtime, we’re going to have our employees working more regular 40 hour work weeks so they can spend more time with their families,” Tinson says. “But on the flip side, the company will be getting more production for our transmissions.”

Chrysler says it has implemented similar schedules at two of its other plants in Michigan.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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