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Chrysler workers canned for drinking on the job reinstated

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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. Video showed them in a park during the work day, drinking alcohol from bottles covered in brown paper bags and smoking what appeared to be marijuana.

With the auto giant having recently received a federal taxpayer bailout, and President Obama having visited the plant where the employees worked just months earlier, Chrysler appeared to take a zero-tolerance attitude. The company fired 13 workers, and suspended two.

But MyFoxDetroit reports that following a union-backed arbitration process, the employees were reinstated. This week, they came back to work.

Chrysler said in a statement that it does not support the decision to bring back the workers but would like to move on.

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h/t  Chalupa

» 30 Comments

  1. venturaguy

    December 10th, 2012

    Does the arbitrator really expect me to buy car built by a group of stoners that cannot be fired?

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  2. Mr. Happy

    December 10th, 2012

    If you can’t drink on the job, what’s the point of even going to work?

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  3. DavidD

    December 10th, 2012

    Unions are evil.

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  4. venturaguy

    December 10th, 2012

    On second thought, does Chrysler expect me to “move on” ? Every time I used the brakes I would be thinking, I wonder if the stoners installed them?

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  5. Velké internetové koule

    December 10th, 2012

    If a sober man cannot drive a chrysler why should a man have to retain sobriety while working on one?

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  6. Chalupa

    December 10th, 2012

    The Pride Is Baracked

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  7. Jethro

    December 10th, 2012

    Before 2009 I was sooo looking forward to buying a new Challenger when my old Mustang croaks.
    Looks like another Mustang is in my future.

    STARVE THE BEAST!

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  8. IronyCurtain

    December 10th, 2012

    Jesus H. Chrysler.

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  9. Xavier

    December 10th, 2012

    @venturaguy

    Substitute “my kid’s education” for “car”.

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  10. jeckelmyhyde

    December 10th, 2012

    @jethro
    Stick with the stang, they still blow the doors off the Challangers and Camaros, and the good news is that you only have to buy a Ford product once.

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  11. John F.

    December 10th, 2012

    I wonder how many threats of violence that reporter has received from UAW thugs.

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  12. marleenna1959

    December 10th, 2012

    Chrysler would like to move on but their crappy vehicles can’t.

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  13. KF

    December 10th, 2012

    I worked at 2 union run companies. THEY SUCK !
    The unions will spare NO expense to get some dead beat his job back after doing something like this. It’s a morale killer, especially for younger employees. They inevitably ask why should I bust my a$$ only to get the same salary that some dead beat slug is getting ? In its current form within the USA, it’s small scale socialism. Yes they were important in the past and they can be in the future. But as long as you’re getting boozing a-holes their jobs back after they were caught boozing, SCREW YOU.

    It’s not the union workers that I dislike, aside from the die-hard partisans who refuse to see any flaws. I believe the majority of members are good hard working people. It’s the communist management that’s killing the companies and the country.

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  14. Ohio Dan

    December 10th, 2012

    I’d have something pithy to say but screw it. It’s Ford or Foreign Baby.

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  15. Nutjob

    December 10th, 2012

    My last 2 vehicles have been foreign company owned and assembled here in america by non-drunk, non union right to work americans.

    Sorry, but I’ll never buy anything made by the UAW ever again.

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  16. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 10th, 2012

    Support drunk workers: Buy Chrysslurrrrrr

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  17. Tortillapete

    December 10th, 2012

    You’d have to be high or drunk to buy a Chysler anyway…

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  18. Buffalobob

    December 10th, 2012

    OK so they got their jobs back and they smoke pot or drink on their lunch beaks, it’s not like they’re assembling instruments that can travel at high rates of speed, require instant braking controls, need precise steering components, rely on the engine and drive mechanism to function flawlessly, oh WTF is Chrysler thinking. Are the tort lawyers watching this one?

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  19. Carlos The Jackal

    December 10th, 2012

    “Chrysler said in a statement that it does not support the decision to bring back the workers but would like to move on.”
    Why does everyone seem so willing to take it in the ass these days?
    Is this part of the homosexual agenda?

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  20. Groucho's DeSoto

    December 10th, 2012

    I worked at a Chrysler dealership for many years and have never been seen driving one that did not belong to a customer even though I could have gotten a great discount on any one on the lot.
    They were great back in the pre-1980s era, but the starting systems have always been designed by idiots. The starters do make for a decent boat anchor though.
    Just my professional opinion.

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  21. Piers quare

    December 11th, 2012

    I heard in the 80s that you didn’t want to buy a Ferrari made in the afternoon. Those in the know would make sure they bought one that came off the assembly line before lunch.

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  22. Moe tom

    December 11th, 2012

    Before the Ford Plant closed in Mahwah, New Jersey, I remember guys on double time bragging in local bars. There were more vodka bottles in the parking lot than pebbles.. I.could go on. But Ford made a good move. Closing the place. Sharpe took it over and there is a big hotel there now. The assholes still blame Ford. I drive nothing but Fords. Ford rocks.

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  23. Shang

    December 11th, 2012

    Starve the beast. If you must buy new, don’t buy vehicles built the UAW. If you’re stuck on union built vehicles, buy used. That’s my mantra.

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  24. Ten Megaton

    December 11th, 2012

    So now they will invite the press when they get high on breaks?

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  25. Anonymous

    December 11th, 2012

    What i would like to know,did they receive
    ‘compensation’ for the past 2 years?

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  26. Mz BallBreaker

    December 11th, 2012

    Next time you pass a New/newer Chrysler 300 series painted either black or white, check out the driver and passengers…. Barack’s people LUV them carzz.

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  27. Death_By_Farts

    December 11th, 2012

    Why don’t they just go the extra mile, and install vending machines at the factory lunchrooms that dispense cans of cold beer?

    The message is the same.

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  28. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 11th, 2012

    I have been a Mopar Man all of my life. And yes, the late 60s early 70s muscle cars were probably constructed by some drunk UAW members.

    But if I’m going to pay 50 large for a Challenger, I’d just as soon buy a real one.

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  29. Rick

    December 11th, 2012

    “Does the arbitrator really expect me to buy car built by a group of stoners that cannot be fired?”

    In a word, “yes.”

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  30. Blurpy

    December 12th, 2012

    Its pretty hilarious that you people think these are the ONLY drunk/stoned people building you cars. This is commonplace people. It happens in EVERY factory, EVERYWHERE, that builds EVERYTHING!

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