Remember the Drunk Chrysler Workers? Car Pro News

19 Dec

Chrysler took quick action two years ago after television news reports of workers at its Jefferson North plant in Detroit who were apparently drinking beer or smoking marijuana on lunch breaks against factory policies.
It fired 13 of them. But now they’re back on the job, having won an arbitration decision that reinstated them to their union jobs.
Chrysler officials aren’t happy about the decision.
“An arbitrator decided in the workers’ favor, citing insufficient conclusive evidence to uphold the dismissals. This was a decision that Chrysler Group does not agree with,” says Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing, in a statement.
He notes that the company hasn’t forgotten that it only stayed in business because of a federal bailout and having to reinstate the drinking workers is “an unfortunate aberration.”
Fox 2 News’ report caused quite a stir at the time. News crews followed workers to a park where they were seen drinking or lighting up marijuana on their breaks, then heading back to the plant. It went back a year later and found more workers engaged in the same behavior on breaks.

Comments

  1. Arnie says:

    I think Chrysler should sue the union . The union is supposed to supply labor to the companyand is responsible for them .

  2. That is the bad part of unions and they see nothing wrong with it!

  3. Nick Stumpf says:

    These worker’s behavior, the union position, and the courts decision are absolutely unacceptable. There are worker safety, product quality, production efficiency, public image, and product cost implications that ultimately affect Chysler’s competitiveness and thus those worker’s jobs. Both the workers and the union should appreciate those jobs and do their best help Chrysler compete successfully in the automotive business.

  4. edd altieri says:

    This is another case where the union thugs call the shots. I’am sure they wanted them back to work so they can get there union dues from these jerks. I would transfer these guys to restroom clean up.
    I wonder how much the arbitrator got payed? Now I know why our P. T. cruiser conv. was in the shop more than out . We traded it in for a ford explorer

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