The 1982 UAW strike at Chrysler
Since 1925, the Chrysler Corporation has been a titan in the world auto industry; one of the three largest manufacturers in North America and producer of iconic machines like the Jeep, the Barracuda, the K-car and the minivan. Like any company in any industry, Chrysler has seen its share of good times and bad. But as a multi-billion dollar company with tens of thousands of employees, those ups and downs have major ramifications for the North American economy. On May 1, 2009 the auto giant filed for bankruptcy protection. The CBC Digital Archives offers a brief look back at some of the troubles and triumphs of the automotive juggernaut.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Dec. 12, 1982
Anchor: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Kelly Crichton
Last updated: February 9, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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