Chrysler workers that were fired two years ago for drinking on the job have been reinstated at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant against the companies wishes following a union-backed arbitration process.
An investigative report from MyFoxDetroit captured video footage of the Chrysler employees drinking alcohol and smoking what appear to be marijuana on their lunch break. After the footage was made public, Chrysler promptly fired 13 workers and suspended two.
“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 (United Auto Workers union),” said Chrysler in a statement.
“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,” the statement finsihed, clearly showing that Chrysler is not happy about the way things ended up.
[Source: Fox News]