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Union "Victory": Chrysler Reinstates 13 Workers Fired for Drinking on the Job

lee362 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:03 AM
This problem is being misunderstood and mis-analyzed by everyone. Firing a worker under typical union labor agreements (which have been agreed to by management) is difficult and time-consuming. Management in this case quite clearly did not follow the rules since the workers were promptly fired to avoid bad PR. Thus it appears that the arbitrator probably came to the correct decision in terms of contract enforcement. Management was simply lazy and/or stupid and/or trying to trade off short term gains for long-term damage. (continued in next post)
BK22 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:10 AM
Sorry..but this just highlights everyone's disdain for Unions and the difficulty placed on companies to weed out bad workers. In essence, the Union kills the golden goose and causes companies to leave for non-union states or other countries. Thus proving the point that it is UNIONS who have caused the loss of american jobs in this country.

The following story proves what common sense has long ago suggested, that unions have outlived any possible usefulness and they are also hugely counterproductive to the goal of getting any work done.

Please consider the Detroit News article Chrysler reinstates 13 workers fired for drinking on job.

Chrysler Group LLC says it was forced to reinstate 13 workers who were fired from its Jefferson North Assembly Plant two years ago after being filmed by a local television station...