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Chrysler Workers Busted Drinking and Smoking Weed on The Job (Video of UAW hard at Work)
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Posted on 09/23/2010 7:29:51 AM PDT by Scythian

Watch Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JcXAaORCLQ

Watch the first part, skip the obama stuff (skip forward by dragging the ball forward) and then watch that last third, classic stuff ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automotive; bailout; chrystler; democrats; drugs; obama; obamanomics; uaw; unions
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1 posted on 09/23/2010 7:29:53 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian
I worked in an auto plant in my youth. The UAW had a portion of the grounds where “Management” was prohibited from going. The union workers would go there on their lunch break. Many would smoke pot and come back into the plant to assemble axles for Chevy vans and trucks.

I have never owned a Chevy van or truck because of what I witnessed firsthand.

2 posted on 09/23/2010 7:34:19 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Gabrial

By the way, I found this when reading Becks new site, check it out

http://www.theblaze.com


3 posted on 09/23/2010 7:39:39 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

No friggin wonder Chrysler needed a bailout.

The government should have allowed them to go under and die without a single bailout and without a single dollar of taxpayer money.


4 posted on 09/23/2010 7:41:03 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

Our bailout money went to the liquor stores and local dime bag dealers, I’m sure this really improved Detroits culture ...


5 posted on 09/23/2010 7:42:38 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian
HOPE and CHANGE @ WORK means CHYRSLER UAW Employees are DWW(Drunk While Working).

I can hardly wait until those 2011 Grand Cherokees hit the road, can't you?

I hope they all stay @ the Dealer Lots since they won't be road worthy.

Insist that the Employees take one each instead of lifetime health insurance. great deal for the taxpayers since everyone of them will need a liver transplant by the time they are ready to retire.

6 posted on 09/23/2010 7:43:49 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: Scythian

I see a UAW grievance coming against Chrysler. These employees need a place on the assembly line grounds to drink and smoke pot. And this needs to be a place away from the TV cameras.

Maybe Chrysler can get some more government money to make this happen.

(I’m not advocating this, btw)


7 posted on 09/23/2010 7:47:01 AM PDT by unbiasedtruth
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To: Scythian

All behavior that The One fully endorses. Foot - he might have attended their little lunch-break party had they had a line of coke for him and a manwhore like Larry Sinclare for entertainment....


8 posted on 09/23/2010 7:47:32 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: wmileo

This doesn’t surprise me at all.
For several years I had the stoker coal business at Chrysler/Belvidere.
Several guys in the power plant wore house slippers to work because their “feet hurt.” They sat at the lunch table, working the crosswords or nodding off.


9 posted on 09/23/2010 7:48:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Scythian

Hahaha!!!


10 posted on 09/23/2010 7:54:32 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: RabidBartender

View later...


11 posted on 09/23/2010 7:55:21 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: Scythian

They just fired a guy where I work because of drug use on the job. I’m surprised they even bothered to check on him because it’s not a union shop and only union members ever screw off on the job /s


12 posted on 09/23/2010 8:00:48 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Scythian

My father-in-law is a die hard Teamster/UAW guy. He recently lost his job after Chrysler shut down an under-performing distributing facility in Michigan where he picked up parts for transfer to Mid-West dealerships.

He often commented how lazy the workers were yet still defends the union though it cost him his job.

Is a lobotomy part of union membership?


13 posted on 09/23/2010 8:01:45 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: unbiasedtruth
"Maybe Chrysler can get some more government money to make this happen."

They can disguise this with a request for some place to pray(to Jack Daniels, Heineken's beer, night train wine, etc.) 5 times a day.

14 posted on 09/23/2010 8:03:37 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: Scythian

In the early 1980s, I met a fellow that had been a Chrysler worker in
Michigan before coming to Oklahoma (a common thing during our oil boom time).

He said that it was very common for senior workers to go to local bars
(while on the clock) to have a few beers and check their stock portfolios.
He said he was irate with this “standard operating procedure”,
but what could one guy do?


15 posted on 09/23/2010 8:03:37 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Scythian
In no way am I condoning this but the worst that can happen is a bad car on the other hand when you get a drunk Democratic Senator you get bad laws

Senator Max Baucus Drunk / Intoxicated on Senate Floor

 

 



16 posted on 09/23/2010 8:08:19 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: Gabrial


I have never owned a Chevy van or truck because of what I witnessed firsthand.

Brian Bosworth, the University of Oklahoma football player related some
of the similar BS at the GM plant in Oklahoma City (now closed!!!).
When he worked during summers, he said it was not uncommon to have
workers place pop-cans inside the door panels or suspend an nut/washer on
a string so the car would have knocks/noises.

I still can’t wrap my mind around why a car builder would want to
mess up his/her work-product.


17 posted on 09/23/2010 8:08:21 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Scythian

These are the people that unions protect.


18 posted on 09/23/2010 8:10:10 AM PDT by Grunthor (Name one country with a muslim majority that doesn't have brutal, repressive laws.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
...and only union members ever screw off on the job /s

The difference is you can't get rid of the union screw-offs.

19 posted on 09/23/2010 8:10:18 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"Belvidere"

Drove by that thing in July going to Chicago for a wedding. What a behemoth of a facility just sitting idle.

20 posted on 09/23/2010 8:17:46 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Gabrial

An older buddy of mine spent his career at the UAW organized Allis-Chalmers tractor plant. One of the stairwells in the plant was just for sleepers. No one went there unless to catch a nap.


21 posted on 09/23/2010 8:17:59 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Scythian

Now that’s funny


22 posted on 09/23/2010 8:26:17 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: TSgt
Is a lobotomy part of union membership?

LOL. Good one!

Oh, excuse me, were you asking a serious question? /sarc

23 posted on 09/23/2010 8:26:34 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: Scythian; grellis

You would never go broke owning a party store across the street from an auto plant.

They just go in for a sandwich and a pop, right?


24 posted on 09/23/2010 8:59:46 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: driftless2
I think it was built in ‘64 with Riley stokers.
They built medium sized sedans and then the K car.

The Omni/Horizons were coming off the line at the rate of one every 55 seconds. Later, they made the vans and this slowed things down a bit.

25 posted on 09/23/2010 9:24:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Last Dakotan
"...and only union members ever screw off on the job /s"

The difference is you can't get rid of the union screw-offs.

I will bet you will not see any footage from the video in a 2011 Jeep Cherokee commercial.

26 posted on 09/23/2010 9:54:04 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: VOA

Brian Bosworth, the University of Oklahoma football player related some
of the similar BS at the GM plant in Oklahoma City (now closed!!!).
When he worked during summers, he said it was not uncommon to have
workers place pop-cans inside the door panels or suspend an nut/washer on
a string so the car would have knocks/noises.””””

Both myself & my first husband worked at American Motors in Kenosha under George Romney—Mitt’s father.

I worked in the Accounts payable section of the offices & he worked in the axle area.
He thought it was sooooo funny that workers would put an old-fashioned Coca Cola bottle inside a door panel & button it all up. All his buddies in the union were giddy about who could find the best way to leave a rattle inside the car.

The rattle would drive a new owner nuts.

His perverted sense of humor is just one reason why I divorced him & never looked back.


27 posted on 09/23/2010 10:01:44 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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28 posted on 09/23/2010 10:46:19 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

did they get a $6 billion bail out too?


29 posted on 09/23/2010 10:54:09 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: Fundamentally Fair; Scythian

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Fox Television Stations, Inc..

:(


30 posted on 09/23/2010 11:53:36 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: All

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/chrysler-auto-workers-busted_20100923_dk


31 posted on 09/23/2010 11:56:03 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
They just fired a guy where I work because of drug use on the job. I’m surprised they even bothered to check on him because it’s not a union shop and only union members ever screw off on the job /s

The cognitive dissonance in your post is amazing.

You're probably a union member. Couldn't cut it on your own ability so you had to resort to extortion.

32 posted on 09/23/2010 11:59:14 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'd rather take my chances with someone misusing freedom than someone misusing power.)
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To: Scythian
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33 posted on 09/23/2010 1:29:23 PM PDT by Stoutcat
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To: TSgt
... lobotomy ... union membership...No, it is not. I'm a UAW member and I can assure you only about 2/3's the "brothers and sisters" at my local are that stuck on stupid. LOL only 2/3 !!

Many of the folks that I work with are awakening, although slowly. I try to talk sense to as many as are receptive.

The problem is that there is no fixing stupid. When The dems cause the economy to crash, as is inevitable now, these folks are screwed. Many are starting to realize it.

34 posted on 09/23/2010 2:29:40 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
You're probably a union member. Couldn't cut it on your own ability so you had to resort to extortion.

You're definitely an idiot. Couldn't get someone to mindlessy bash in lockstep with you so you resort to ad hominem attacks.

35 posted on 09/23/2010 2:30:30 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: grellis
Not surprised at this story, I worked for the Budd Co. which was on Charlevoix at the backside of this Jefferson plant.

These employees, while currently on suspension, will ultimately be reinstated under the existing Company/UAW bargaining agreement regarding disciplinary action.

While not defending the UAW, they are obligated to represent these employees and insure they get reinstated in accordance with the UAW contract. To not do so would open them up to lawsuits contending the employees were not properly represented by their union and that the company was remiss in not honoring the existing contract.

It's a Catch-22 unless the UAW is willing to renegotiate the disciplinary action language in their contract............

That's not likely to happen and all of this will blow over and life in the auto plants will continue on as usual............

36 posted on 09/23/2010 3:01:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Are you sure that this incident occurred at the infamous Jefferson plant?

I once owned a Chrysler LeBaron built at that plant; I remember that from the sticker on the new car. No wonder that car never made it to the 50,000 miles mark. And that was long before Chrysler was managed by the federal government!

37 posted on 09/23/2010 6:12:42 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: TSgt
Rabbi Lapin explained it on Glenn's show and I hope I get this right. "Cult" means of how you worship God, and "Culture" is how you integrate it into your life.

Their "Culture" is one of the Union or a Collective Statist mentality where they sell their individuality for security and oneness to the New God ("The State"), the Demi-State or Apparatchik Wing of it the "Unions"...

38 posted on 09/23/2010 6:18:47 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Scythian
On the flip side, I got to meet a very diginified African American gent a Ford Retiree a few years back at a Ford Dealership brimming with pride that his kids had good careers @ Ford and his grand-daughter had recently been hired (3rd generation) as an auto engineer after getting her degree. He was a sober as a judge.

Their are tons of good ones.

I'll save the horror story I have heard from good friends, yes the dysfunctionality of substance abuse exist, but the Unions are the enablers....

39 posted on 09/23/2010 6:23:45 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Well, this ought to separate the medical marijuana libertarians from the conservatives around here. ;’) thanks grellis.


40 posted on 09/23/2010 6:55:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Don't worry faggot, we'll be hunting union douchebags like you with dogs soon.

Can you feel it?

It's your gravy train crashing to a halt.

41 posted on 09/23/2010 7:22:35 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'd rather take my chances with someone misusing freedom than someone misusing power.)
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To: Gabrial

A gal I knew in college was a raving liberal attorney until she worked for a GM plant that built Corvettes in MI.

She saw drinking, beds, prostitution and some stuff she wouldn’t tell. She came round, but slowly.


42 posted on 09/23/2010 7:48:26 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv

Chrysler: making lemons since 1925

My dad had one, a 1957 300C. He and the dealer tried to keep the thing running, but no dice. He finally got his money back and bought another Ford.


43 posted on 09/24/2010 4:04:55 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Stoutcat

Great image! I think you’ve hit on the underlying reason for the 5-point star logo!


44 posted on 09/24/2010 4:08:27 AM PDT by Oceander (Tag. You're it.)
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To: justiceseeker93
Are you sure that this incident occurred at the infamous Jefferson plant?

Absolutely. One of the views of the plant was taken at the Conner ave. entrance.....I spent 35 years with the stamping plant located across the street on Charlevoix on the west side of the Chrysler plant.

Here's a funny story. Many years ago a group of employees were stealing new vehicles that had just come off the line, driving them out the back of the plant, down the railroad tracks that went into Chrysler along the back street of our plant and down about a mile where they were then taken away.

At the back of our plant police set up surveillance in our observation room that overlooked the train tracks and our train receiving dock........and finally busted them.

45 posted on 09/24/2010 4:50:42 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: Scythian; grellis

Thanks for the post; ping.

WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! DRINK BEER! SMOKE POT! GET HIGH! GET PAID!

(sheesh, where do I sign up? /sarcasm)


46 posted on 09/24/2010 5:56:11 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hot Tabasco

I suppose your story is indicative of why Chrysler had to ask for a government bailout several decades ago, why it is owned by Big Brother today, and why that LeBaron didn’t make it to 50,000 miles. Amazing that management still can’t keep their house in order.


47 posted on 09/24/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: TheOldLady

I’ve always driven them. There was a kick-ass Dodge commercial (the one with the Redcoast turning and running as George Washington roared up in one of those big sedans) over the past couple of weekends, it was great. But I’d like to know who’s actually building them and where they are being built; also the main problem with every Chrysler I’ve owned has been in the electrical system. A 1968 Dodge a family member used to have had a POS electrical system. It’s not as bad as the old Jags were said to be, but annoying, and it’s completely inexcusable. I think it’s probably due to the smaller production volume pushing up unit costs.

In the early to mid-1950s, Chevrolet was selling close to 40 percent of all new US autos; the high-water mark was around 1956 I think, the first (and for a long time, last) 10 million vehicle production year. That’s a lot of cars. And that was just the Chevy division of GM. Chevy still makes a nice solid car; despite some of the inutterable BS (Monzas, Citations, Vegas) Chevy made in the 1970s and 80s, the Cavalier was excellent.

Of course, I like to wander through antique car shows, and there are lots of working Fords from like 100 years ago. Part of that is because Ford was by far the number one producer of that time. But part of it is, they were built to run forever. When Sloan put together the group of smaller automakers that became GM, and started offering cars in different colors and with lots of options, the Nazi sympathizer Henry Ford famously remarked, “Americans will buy any car, as long as it’s the Model T, and as long as it’s black.”

Ford sales took a dump. He shut down everything, and retooled, and introduced the other Model A, with colors and options, and struggled to hang on to market share. GM grew into a growing market, much faster than Ford. GM has been a bit bigger than Ford.

In Flint there are highways with various names on them, including one that is in memoriam to the Willys auto company, one of the many smaller makers which survived until the auto production shutdown of WWII (the automakers shifted their assembly lines into tanks, jeeps, heavy trucks, and of course, airplanes; Plymouth built 30,000 tanks, not their fault the design was a little weak; similar numbers of airplanes were built in other plants; and by 1948, most of those ever made that weren’t destroyed in the war had been scrapped, hundreds of thousands of machines). Very many of the smaller brands tried to emerge in the postwar era and either vanished, or vanished into another competitor. DeSoto and Plymouth were one company, and wound up part of Chrysler; the Dodge division began early in the century by the Dodge brothers; the Chalmers automobile, as well as the LaSalle (I’ve seen one of those, they are pretty cars), Whippet, Cord, Hudson, Studebaker... all gone.

Dixie Bee Line (for my favorite Ford fan):
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DdQU1cxb64nM


48 posted on 09/24/2010 5:31:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Having worked many years as salary @ GM, I can confirm that it is much easier to get a copy of Baraq’s birth certificate than it is to fire a UAW worker.


49 posted on 09/24/2010 5:38:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: exnavy
My experience (and I had 40 years worth) was that the workers truly believed they were employed by the UAW, not the company. They were brainwashed to eliminate seeing any connection between the financial condition of the company and their paycheck.
50 posted on 09/24/2010 5:43:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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