This certainly won't be a merry Christmas for some. Workers will not be getting their regular pay and most likely will be using up vacation time or 401k money. That kinda hurts in this already tight economic times. Remember not all employees at these plants are union.
Chrysler has 30 facilities in North America. All will close temporarily.
The plant in Windsor, Ontario -- which makes minivans -- and the Detroit/Connor Assembly -- which builds engines and Vipers -- will close through the month of January. The two plants in Toledo will be shut down until January 26.
This will impact 46,000 UAW workers, according to Chrysler. Chrysler says these employees will receive state unemployment benefits as well as supplemental payments from Chrysler during the layoff according to a union negotiated formula.