Chrysler Fires Workers Who Were Caught Drinking

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Chrysler Group LLC says it has fired 13 plant workers caught by a Detroit TV station drinking alcohol and smoking what appeared to be marijuana during breaks.
Chrysler manufacturing chief Scott Garberding told WJBK-TV in a Sept. 22 report that the automaker identified some of the workers from Detroit's Jefferson North plant on tape and was pursuing the others.
The automaker said then that it was suspending the workers. On Monday, Chrysler said it has fired them.
In a statement, Chrysler said the workers violated its code of conduct.
Chrysler says two other workers got one-month unpaid layoffs.


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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Sep 28, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    What the writer failed to recognize is that those workers are fired ... for now. Let's wait to see if the UAW gets them all their jobs back! That's all unions care about -- quantity not quality. Keeping and adding to their membership, no matter what! Just look at the teachers union, causing public education to become only a shadow of what it was just a few decades ago. Or how about the prison workers union that got the jobs back for those incompetent employees who were responsible for the mistaken release of that prisoner who, immediately upon being released, savagely murdered several people. They were fired, too, but how long did that last?
  • by joe Location: lansing on Sep 28, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    people by the thousands would love the opprotuninty to have such a good paying job as aunion shop worker! i hope the workers enjoyed the get high on company time they indulged in. the attitude that everything is owed to them seems to be the norm! sad!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2010 at 05:05 AM
    It took a TV station too catch these people not Chrysler, those old days of partying in the parking lot are over or should be over. This is a real back eye for the automakers I’m sure the UAW will get them back in, and that’s other back eye for the UAW.
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