Union forces Chrysler to rehire workers who fired for drinking on the job

From Fox News:
“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),” the company said, according to MyFoxDetroit. “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 employees work at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, which builds Jeep Cherokees.
Another interesting union story is available here.
Disgruntled union workers put their fight against Cablevision over the fight against cancer at a Times Square protest last night.
About 50 members of the Communications Workers of America Local 1109 disrupted a benefit for cancer research at the Hard Rock Cafe, carrying signs and blaring music as attendees streamed in.
Cablevision CEO James Dolan, whose rock band performed at the event, told The Post that the workers’ actions are “despicable.”
“They think being disruptive for their personal gain is more important than beating pancreatic cancer,” he said. “Their values are twisted. I’m surprised at the depth of their lowness. Everyone who deals with them should take note. It’s shameful.”
The benefit was expected to raise $1.75 million for the Lustgarten Foundation, which funds pancreatic-cancer research. . . . 



Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

This reminds I of a joke that was going around town (a GM town), some years ago.

Police busted a terrorist cell at GM Plant (xyz). Three members of the cell, identified as Bin Smokin, Bin Drinkin, and Bin Sleeping were arrested. The alleged ringleader of the terrorist cell, Bin Workin has not been found yet, and police are still searching for him.

In joke veritas?

As for the clowns at the cancer benefit; really?

12/10/2012 1:10 PM  

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