December 10, 2012
Chrysler auto workers fired two years ago after an investigation report revealed they spent their lunch breaks conducting conduct violating company policy were awarded back their jobs after arbitration concluded last week.
WJBK-TV in Detroit was tipped off two years ago shortly after the auto bailout that resuscitated Chrysler, that its factory employees would spend its lunch breaks smoking and drinking in violation to company policy. The timing could not have been worse as it was the midst of the “Imported from Detroit” marking campaign to go along with the factory-in-question being the same plant that President Barack Obama would visit to claim bailing out the auto industry as a resounding success.
Once WJBK broke the story, Chrysler terminated the 15 employees and suspended two others.