Skip to comments.Chrysler workers canned for drinking on the job reinstated
Posted on 12/10/2012 12:21:47 PM PST by shove_itEdited on 12/10/2012 12:23:45 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Chrysler workers who were fired or suspended two years ago after a MyFoxDetroit investigation found them drinking and goofing off during lunch break are back on the job. MyFoxDetroit first aired the footage of the Chrysler workers in September 2010.
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This ‘unexpected’ arbitration decision is now being reported on Fox TV News.
Years ago, when I was looking for a job in Tulsa, OK I stopped for lunch at a place to eat at a place in the working section of town. It was noon and the place was full of working men who had come in on their noon break, and all were hitting the beer as fast as they could.
A year later I was visiting a friend in Farmington NM and the working men there actually had beer on the job.
Most places would not allow it.
And now we know another reason for that legendary Chrysler quality...second only to GM.
What, no back pay, Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas bonuses?
Nothing like beer cans and ciggy butts in the door panels to accompany that new car smell.
Hopefully they learned their lesson. They shouldn’t be punished for life for drinking.
I would definitely urine test them once in a while to keep them honest.
In fairness, though, the cars are crap because they pay these guys way too much (in pay and bennies) relative to the competition, and the cars sell for less than imports, so the costs have to come out from somewhere. So they chintzed out the powertrain assemblies, which is why Honda powertrains outlast 2 generations of brand new Chrysler powertrains.
Heads up for all who want to be moles. I got an email from the teamsters.
Tonight, Monday, December 10th, General President Hoffa will be hosting an important conference call with Michigan Teamsters to talk about the Right-To-Work legislation that is moving in Lansing. Right-to-Work would be devastating to Michigans middle class, so we need every Teamster in the state to get involved if were going to stop it. The call will begin at 7 pm and should last about 30 minutes. You can dial in to the call using the number 855-269-4484.
On the call, you will hear about the huge rally being planned for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11th in Lansing. Teamsters are asked to meet at 8:00 am tomorrow in Rooms 203 - 205 of the Lansing Center (333 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933). We will then march together to the State Capitol for the rally and day of action. Remember to wear your Teamster jackets, shirts, and hats! For a rally flyer, please visit: http://www.teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/121012flierrighttoworknov11.pdf
Again, the Right-To-Work conference call details are as follows:
When: Monday, December 10th
Time: 7:00 pm
Call-in number: 855-269-4484
And the details for the rally meeting place are:
When: Tuesday, December 11th
Time: 8:00 am
Where: Lansing Center (333 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933)
Meet in Rooms 203 205
I just knew we’d be hearing from Jimmy on this.
I worked places that:
1) have a strict no alcohol policy
2) are OK if you go out for lunch and have a beer (they did have a policy that you couldn’t charge alcohol to your expense account or the company)
3) allow you to drink at your desk (it was a small company, and they did have to carry extra insurance—which gets to my point below)
IMHO, bans on alcohol at work have less to do with productivity, and more to do with liability. In other words—blame the lawyers.
LMAO. I can still remember arguing at my Union when they got a dopers job back for him. The guy was a Tillerman on a truck Company, and a POS from the word go.Right color though.
Bump for later.
Hope these union hacks were sober when the savior arrived today.
Really? Folks get fired everyday for breaking company policy. Guess Chrysler would be in court if these drug abusing sots killed someone when they were high on the job. Not to mention that their families would collect lifetime benefits and life insurance. So what reason would they have to change their ways when they were not punished?
Oh and Randy the Union will not allow them to be drug tested.
Coors brewery employees used to be allowed to have beer at lunch. They stopped that policy years ago.
Chrysler didn’t fire them for drinking on their lunch break. They were fired for getting caught and appearing on the newscast.
Not to drink on the job?? I'm pretty sure that is in the contract.
To be more discrete?
That you can flaunt the rules of civilization and get away with it?
Maybe they ought to give the urine test to the arbitrators.
It wasn’t just drinking. I recall the video clearly. They were also smoking weed while drinking their beer.
Unions are outdated, anti-competitive, inefficient, destructive and dangerous.
A similar anecdote: I used to work for a company with an underground mine at the 1500 ft level. Cutting through rock in such a mine releases natural methane gas, which must be constantly monitored and controlled through active ventilation.
One of the absolute, hard-and-fast rules in such a mine is NO SMOKING!!! Of course, one of the union bozos understood that rules don't apply to union workers, so he snuck away, lit up his pipe full of weed and toked away while others worked in a potentially explosive environment.
He was caught, turned in to the safety dept. and promptely fired, as he should have been. At the very next contract negotiation, the union demanded -- and got -- the guy re-hired.
The fact that this guy was doing his best to get himself and everyone else -- all union members -- on his shift KILLED didn't faze the union in the least.
I didn’t know that.
In that case I vote the death penalty + life without parole + they may never drive anything but GM autos ever!
The only lesson I see them learning is that they can drink or "smoke" during their lunch breaks, DRIVE back to work while under the influence, build cars, again while under the influence, and get away with it thanks to the UAW.
They shouldnt be punished for life for drinking.
If you feel that way, then feel free to buy one of their products.
As for me, I believe in buying American and I don't want Americans to lose their jobs, but I'm not risking my life in a car built by them, and I don't expect anyone else to either. If the UAW is going to defend this, then my next car will either be a foreign built Ford or a transplant.
I spent 30 years working for this electronic manufacturer that now makes ink. Back in the day the field offices would open the liquor cabinet at 3:30 on Friday. Across the country in Cupertino the gates would swing shut. A semi with a flatbed trailer for the band and the truck with taps on both sides on Fridays. It was like watching “Bewitched”, Sam, make it a double. Then the lawyers moved in.
I’d still hold off on the driving part. If they thought it was OK to get sloshed at work, I’m sure they have little inhibition about DUI.
I should have read some of your subsequent posts before posting my reply. Uh, never mind what I said about “If you feel that way, then feel free to buy one of their products.”