Last September, Fox2 in Detroit uncovered Chrysler workers smoking pot and drinking beer during their breaks. At the time, the plant and Chrysler were outraged and fired the workers. That tough response should have sent a message. But apparently it didn't. Fox2 has now uncovered more Chrysler workers doing the same exact thing.
"This time our video shows workers a mile from the plant, but just steps away from a United Auto Workers hall," the outlet reports. "It's the same kind of problem at a different location with a new method of having a good time; inhaling lunch before finishing a plant shift."
According to Fox2, workers from inside the plant tipped off the station, tired of working besides people who are high and intoxicated:
Chrysler has responded with some harsh words. Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing, said that as soon as the workers are identified, they would be suspended indefinitely without pay:
"I just want to say I am both hurt and angered over what your cameras captured. Again, we have Chrysler workers in a compromised position, without regard for the impact of their actions, the reputation of their coworkers, the plant, of the company, not to mention their own reputation and that of their families. As a company, in the last two years we've come too far and made way too much progress to let the bad actions of a few put a shadow on the rest of the employees. And to be clear, we've got a code of conduct at Chrysler and some of the activities that we saw in your video are clearly outside of the code of conduct and unacceptable. The employees that we identify, as soon as we understand who they are, will be suspended indefinitely without pay and anybody else involved will be dealt with swiftly. It's very frustrating to us, we take it very seriously. We have a lot of very committed folks at Chrysler. We are very proud of our team. We have some folks who apparently do not want to be part of that team."
(H/T: MRC TV)