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Unions Furious: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State Today

clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:33 AM
Proof that UNIONS RULE: Chrysler Workers Drinking: Fired Employees Reinstated At Jefferson North Plant In Detroit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/chrysler-workers-drinking_n_2272291.html
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:35 AM
Chrysler has reinstated more than a dozen Jefferson North assembly line workers who were filmed drinking and smoking pot during their breaks.

The Big Three automaker suspended two workers without pay for a month and outright fired 13 other employees in September 2010, after television station Fox 2 filmed the men drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana during their shift breaks over a period of several days.

At the time the video was aired, Scott Garberding, Chrysler's senior vice president of manufacturing, told the TV station, "I'm very, very disturbed about what I just saw in the video and I want to make it clear that we at Chrysler take it very seriously."
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:36 AM
Yeah, they took it seriously alright. Pot smoking and beer guzzling on company time is more acceptable and forgiveable than one might have suspected.

The vote to turn Michigan into a right-to-work state will take place today after days of protests in Lansing about the pro-worker legislation that prevents having to pay dues to a union. Not surprisingly, local police are bracing for possible violence today as more protests are planned.

Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling.

Authorities in Lansing were bracing for an onslaught of demonstrators Tuesday at the Michigan Capitol as the Legislature reconvenes for...