Chrysler Group is to cut the rate paid to 3,200 contract workers by seven percent, according to the Detroit Free Press (DFP). The Chrysler move takes effect on Friday and follows similar seven-percent cuts for temps at Ford, General Motors and Visteon Corp, the DFP said. The 'traditional' American car companies and their top suppliers employ more than 20,000 contract workers, the vast majority in the Detroit area working jobs from secretary to engineer to product designer, the DFP added.