The front of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant

Chrysler ordered to rehire workers caught drinking, smoking pot during lunch

The Chrysler Group announced today that the 13 employees from their Detroit Jefferson North Assembly Plant who were fired for getting caught drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana during their lunch breaks have had their jobs reinstated by the company as ordered by a legal arbitrator – helping to illustrate when a brutal failure the legal system often proves to be in the US.

This whole ordeal began in 2010 when reporters from Fox 2 Detroit caught workers from the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit drinking what was clearly alcohol and smoking what looked to be marijuana during their lunch break – only to return back to work after getting drunk and high during lunch. As a result of the Fox 2 Detroit investigation, 2 employees were suspended and another 13 were fired for their gross misconduct in the middle of their shift.

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The sooner Fiat moves Chrysler's operations out of Detroit and into non-union territory, the better they'll be.
It will never happen...at least the part about deunionizing.
The Chrysler Group already builds a huge number of its vehicles in Mexico and Texas - no unions. I expect to see more of that from them.
This is exactly why the Right-to-Work passed in Michigan. The union's gross negligence and lack of concern for the safety of the people buy these cars is a travesty.
I do not condon drug use those guys pay union dues so the union had to fight for their jobs avideo tape is not enongh proof they should have drug tested them to make their case
I think Marshal Mathers (M&M), celebrity spokesperson for Chrysler Group, sums up the Union's argument for reinstatement of its members well in his hit single "(It'd be so empty) Without Me." 'a little bit of weed mixed with some hard liquor some vodka that'll jumpstart my heart quicker than a shock when I get shocked at the hospital by the Dr. when I'm not cooperating I just settled all my lawsuits...'
Seems to me the law should have been out there to bust them for drinking and driving with open containers and pot in the cars. That said what the heck is the local prosecutor’s office doing? Pretty much a no brainer all they need to do is watch the film and pull each one of those idiots in. So what do the tax payers there pay for and who’s running for what office there? Really? It’s pretty obvious that this is a daily occurrence out there, city revenue dollars right there in the making.
Seems to me the law should have been out there to bust them for drinking and driving with open containers and pot in the cars. That said what the heck is the local prosecutor’s office doing? Pretty much a no brainer all they need to do is watch the film and pull each one of those idiots in. So what do the tax payers there pay for and who’s running for what office there? Really? It’s pretty obvious that this is a daily occurrence out there, city revenue dollars right there in the making.
Seems to me the law should have been out there to bust them for drinking and driving with open containers and pot in the cars. That said what the heck is the local prosecutor’s office doing? Pretty much a no brainer all they need to do is watch the film and pull each one of those idiots in. So what do the tax payers there pay for and who’s running for what office there? Really? It’s pretty obvious that this is a daily occurrence out there, city revenue dollars right there in the making.
Like I said video tapee wasn't. Enough they should have drug tested everybody you know what they had. To do I do not believe in drugs and alcohole but you have to prove it tappe could have been taken after work

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