Chrysler, UAW contract talks back on

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DETROIT (AP) ? Contract talks between Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union have restarted after breaking down this week over financial issues.

Both sides say in a statement that UAW President Bob King and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne had productive discussions on Friday and that talks are continuing.

Talks broke down Wednesday and the union said it would shift its focus to Ford.

UAW spokeswoman Michele Martin says they’re now working toward agreements with both companies.

The union reached a four-year deal with General Motors on Sept. 16. Workers there are voting on the agreement, which includes profit sharing instead of annual raises for most workers and promises of at least 5,100 new union jobs.