Skip to comments.Intoxicated Auto Workers Reinstated
Posted on 12/15/2012 2:04:58 PM PST by John Semmens
Chrysler was forced to reinstate 13 assembly line workers fired two years ago when a TV news crew caught them drinking and smoking pot on the job at the company's Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.
First of all, the filming was an invasion of these employees' privacy, arbitrator Justin Moran ruled. Second, since the film showed no evidence that the accused were actually working on assembling vehicles at the time, the company's prohibition against 'drinking on the job' could not be proved to have been violated. Consequently, the company's argument that the firing was justified because intoxicated employees could compromise the quality of the product and the safety of the work environment must be rejected.
Reinstated 20-year veteran employee William Leech was especially appreciative of the ruling. My lawyer tells me that we can now go forward with my disability claim for the injury I suffered at the plant that day, Leech bragged. I'm hoping that I will finally be relieved of the drudgery of punching a time clock five days a week. Some of the other guys are jealous. They call me lucky. But I like to think of myself as smart.
Leech is reported to be under consideration for a Presidential Medal of Freedom Award. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew explained that Leech is an exemplar of the type of transformation President Obama is striving to bring to this country. His story is one that can inspire others who are also trapped in wage slavery to believe that they too, by dint of their own ingenuity, can achieve true freedom.
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Good one John. You know the left, and you sure do expose their perspectives.
This is so close to truth - that’s it’s actually difficult to determine if it’s satire - especially when you look at the “facts” they presented.
Got me again, you somebitch. Good work!
Anybody planning on buying one?
But smoke a joint three weeks ago while on vacation and you will be fired...
Took a trip this week. Every Government Motors dealer that I passed had hundred/thousands of new cars and trucks sitting on the lots. Not just a few extra, but overflowing the lots onto adjacent areas literally covering every available space. The recent announcement of record sales by the Government Motors duo can only be channel stuffing to make the government bailout appear to have worked and more importantly, get the Government Motor bureaucrats big bonuses. On another note, I read somewhere that the Government Motors bankruptcy judge was considering re-opening the case because of fraud by the government and GM. Seems that they moved hundreds of millions of dollars and other assets to GM Canada to keep them from going bankrupt and hasten the US GM into bankruptcy, leaving the Old GM without assets that could have been used for creditors of the Old GM. Seems like the judge might make the new Government Motors assume the creditor debts of the Old GM ..... government bailout might not look so good if they are in bankruptcy again so soon.
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