Chrysler Workers Upset Over Losing Jobs To Mexico

Employees answered with a chorus of boos when speakers described how the Kenosha, Wis., engine plant will close but the automaker plans to keep its operations in Mexico running.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Chrysler employees answered with a chorus of boos when speakers described how the Kenosha engine plant will close but the automaker plans to keep its operations in Mexico running.

United Auto Workers members at a rally Monday blasted the company's decision to shut down Kenosha's engine plant by the end of 2010.

Union leaders pledged to keep working with Chrysler on ways to keep the plant operating.

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said he joined Gov. Jim Doyle and other elected officials in signing a letter to President Obama urging that Chrysler amend its bankruptcy reorganization plan to keep the Kenosha plant.

The letter said taxpayers understand the need to make a $12 billion loan to Chrysler, but workers won't understand losing their jobs to a foreign plant.

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