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Pot / Beer lunch Chrysler UAW worker get their jobs back through arbitration

Fox News -- Plant workers at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit have lost their jobs after a video showing some of them drinking during their lunch break was aired on Fox 2 News.

Fox 2 Investigative Reporter Rob Wolchek's story was first broadcast on Wednesday night. In the report, video clearly shows workers drinking beer and smoking what appeared to be marijuana


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Submitted Dec 08, 2012 By: LQQKGAS
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:29:41 PM

Seems Fox likes to assume alot.....

I have bought drinks at liquor stores and covenience stores that were in paper bags.

AND NONE were alcoholic.
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 9:37:49 AM

Unions provide no incentive to stand out above the crowd.
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 8:34:45 AM

This goes on in a lot more places than you think and it has nothing to do with union workers.
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sillywagon
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:53:35 PM

This is another reason to buy American made.... non-union American made.

I was interested in a Jeep product, but one of my other choices is a Subaru. This nonsense that negatively effects quality would not happen at a Subaru plant. They would lose there jobs, period.

I heard a simular story happen several years ago where Chrysler employees who built Dodge Ram pickups would go out at lunch time to a liquor store, buy some booze and then drink in a park. They would then drive back to work... in there Ford F-150 pickup.
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VomVom
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:06:47 PM

Unreal that they got their jobs back. Not too long ago, the train driver of the Calgary Light Rail Transit train was caught doing cross word puzzles by a newspaper photographer. He was fired. But the union got his job back for him. Now you know the problem with unions. There is no accountability. They continue to protect the workers based on how much union dues he/she has paid. So what if their behaviour could potential kill someone.
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prius22
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:12:50 PM

The UAWs finest. No more Buddy bailouts please.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:59:25 PM

If this is any indication of whats going on in this plant and others now we know why their cars aren't reliable.
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Grizdad
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:35:16 PM

They should be fired...
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 5:42:45 PM

Now where are all the people spouting "Buy American"?????
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wz
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 5:01:06 PM

More proof that unions have long outlived their usefulness. Employees that drink or do drugs during (or before) their shift have always been subject to suspension and termination for the safety of the other workers, as well as the quality of the product they manufacture.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:49:05 AM

This reflects the lax attitude of the workers toward their jobs - as well as their own safety.

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CVA19
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:43:15 AM

Funny how unions demonstrate daily how they are the champions of the incompetent, lazy, mediocre and criminal elements in our work force.
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:26:16 AM

I wouldn't want to buy the cars they worked on
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:04:44 AM

And to think I had been starting to imagine about getting a Chrysler as a next car.
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:41:44 AM

Hooray for unions!
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:38:50 AM

Of course. After all, their union was looking after them. Next time they'll be sure to not get caught.
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:29:09 AM

This explains a lot about their lack of quality and craftsmanship!
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:27:26 AM

These overpriced unions are killing us.
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:21:08 AM

STUPID...I really like the fact that drunk/stoners are building my automobiles...
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gfox4810
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:20:13 AM

Way to go! Another reason unions are bad for Michigan.
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bell05
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:15:32 AM

What a bunch of crap. Just show the decline of our country.
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tmon6219
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:51:16 AM

Here is the latest link. http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/20292017/chrysler-auto-workers-fired-after-wolchek-investigation-are-back-on-the-job
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car253
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:48:57 AM

No surprise here,the US is in a downward spiral.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:47:05 AM

These people should not have been able to return to work.
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zoomer20
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:32:55 AM

Every work place has a loser somewhere in it, doesn't matter where you work and upper management is usually the worst offenders. Just go to a local bar that serves decent food at lunch and watch them throw back a few and then get back in the car and DRIVE back to the office. No where in the article did I read that these people got their jobs back or was unpunished for their stupidity. Too many haters in this world who spend more time judging people than looking at the facts.
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:31:22 AM

Would not want the cars their building!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:30:43 AM

just poor misunderstood lads
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:29:57 AM

Beware, they're spying on you this is no longer a free county
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:19:13 AM

This problem is by no means limited to autoworkers or union workers. Oh yes, and didn't our government even make this some kind of illness which protects these people?
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:14:10 AM

now that's a great lunch!!!

If they can find their work station.. and get the job done right...

might as well let them be happy workers....

after all.. they build chryslers...

[Edited by: Joeski1 at 12/8/2012 8:15:17 AM EST]
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sabre75
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:55:19 AM

Common sense should prevail I would think.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:49:53 AM

Unreal.

And the scum probably got a raise and a pat on the back.

After all, the agony, pain, stress and suffering the employees had to go through to try and actually follow laws and rules and produce a product in return for their wages.

[Edited by: doeslayersr at 12/8/2012 7:50:48 AM EST]
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joekool1
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:44:20 AM

pretty nuts i think

[Edited by: joekool1 at 12/8/2012 7:44:56 AM EST]
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shashathern
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:42:22 AM

They didn't. get government jobs?
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hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:27:46 AM

they're just doing prelim design work on two new Chrysler subcompacts..the Chug and the Inhale.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:14:58 AM

What, no cocktails during lunch?
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MImusicman
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:12:07 AM

immature, selfish behavior. I'm sticking with Honda
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:03:40 AM

Not a good view for the workers.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:53:04 AM

The Dodge design team must be drinking & smoking too. How else could you explain their ugly vehicles?
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:45:13 AM

I wonder if Beer and pot at lunch is part of Chryslers Quality Control plan? You would think they would have figured this out before someone put it onto TV.
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Foxt
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:43:14 AM

I'm sure their is a no under the influence policy in place for the safety of others and themselves, and it was broken.
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SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:42:59 AM

so what happens if one of these "jerks"gets hurt on teh job because he is not fit to control his duties???
supplose we should send him home on sick leave???
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RUNNINONEMPTYFL
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:41:42 AM

That's one of the problems with todays american workers, WORK ETHICS?!?!?!?
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correcting
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:37:41 AM

It's to bad this happens at many places, not just at Chrysler. The American worker has to take more pride in their job.
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danny999
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:37:28 AM

EO Lived dream;No one wants to get rid of union workers,just the UNIONS,and their overpaid bosses.and the obscene pension funds,and the paid lay offs where they get 95 % of pay for doing nothing.The consumers pay for that when they buy vehicles.There was never a hard working union member who got the money back they lost by going on strike.HOPE RIGHT TO WORK BILL PASSES ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES.
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nb52
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:36:07 AM

Very confusing article.
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tamiuron
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:35:14 AM

Shouldn't even come to work under the influence.
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savannahoaks
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:33:53 AM

Behavior that was acceptable 2 decades ago is now prohibited, both smoking and drinking in any proximity to work. Not that either way is right, just a change in perception.
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livedream
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:30:52 AM

By comparison, is every single corporate CEO a Bernie Madoff??
Should every single Executive in the U.S. be fired for the actions of a corrupt few???

And yet you are chomping at the bit to fire and get rid all union members, hard working and all -- just because of the idiotic actions of a few reckless workers.
That kind of "let's lynch them ALL" mentality is quite disturbing.

The actions of a few do NOT necessarily represent the whole.
Get a grip, people!

Instead of posting gas price articles, THIS article was meant to instigate hatred and bias against unions. Looks like it mostly worked. Sad.
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BM4225
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:29:56 AM

A fellow worker got fired years ago for drinking on the job, as it should be.
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