Stellantis’ controversial work policy is not appreciated by employees.
It would see them work 12-hour shifts for seven days then get seven days off.
It’s no secret: Full-size trucks are what keep the three American auto companies going. For the most part, they represent the majority of their respective brand’s profit margins. It is therefore crucial that production meet demand. Stellantis’ Ram is facing big demand and employees will have to roll up their sleeves.
The Ram 1500’s popularity is pushing Stellantis to reintroduce a controversial work policy that, according to CarBuzz, requires skilled trade workers to work 84 hours per week. The options that were presented to the staff by the UAW involved either the 7-day consecutive work week followed by seven days or alternating working days. For example, it would see workers on the line Monday and Tuesday, be off Wednesday and Thursday, only to return to the shop from Friday to Sunday inclusively.
Understandably, these trade workers are not happy with the situation as they feel that the company and the union have abandoned their commitments to the 8-hour day and improving working conditions. Employees opted for the 12-hour shifts for seven straight days as it is the lesser evil.