Unions Strike Again: Drinking on the Job Not Enough to get Fired

You might not have a job right now, but these guys do:
Chrysler workers drinking on the job

These two chuckleheads work for Chrysler - or more accurately for President Obama.

Here is the story in a nutshell: "the 13 workers who were fired in 2010 after local news cameras caught them drinking alcohol and smoking what looks to be marijuana in a park during work hours have been reinstated following arbitration."

What can Chrysler say or do at this point? Not a whole lot. The UAW is running the show:

"Chrysler Group LLC acknowledges the reinstatement of a number of employees from the Jefferson North assembly plant who were discharged from the company in September 2010 after appearing in a local TV station's story about their off-duty conduct."

While the company does not agree with the ultimate decision of the arbitrator, we respect the grievance procedure process as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement and our relationship with the UAW. Unfortunately, the company was put in a very difficult position because of the way the story was investigated and ultimately revealed to the public. These employees from Jefferson North have been off work for more than two years. The time has come to put this situation behind us and resume our focus on building quality products that will firmly establish Chrysler Group's position in the marketplace."

Yeah - so those guys are back on the job. Does Chrysler want them? No. Do they deserve to have jobs? No. The best part is theses are senior UAW workers - which means their average pay is somewhere around $65/hr. I wonder why Toyota and Honda are more efficient and more productive building cars in the US than the "big 3" are... I wonder...

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