• Feb 6, 2011
What is it about working at the Chrysler Jefferson North facility (pictured above) that drives employees to get high? Controversy has bubbled up again in the form of a new report of auto workers at the factory smoking pot during their lunch break.

The last report came in September 2010 when a local Fox News affiliate caught video footage of a group of off-duty Chrysler employees apparently downing a few beers and smoking a joint or two in the company parking lot. This time, Chrysler reportedly busted another three workers - who were evidently not deterred by (or fully cognizant of) the publicity surrounding the previous incident - for partaking in the controlled substance during their downtime.

The automaker reportedly tipped off the man local police to the act on January 24, leading to the workers' arrests. Formal charges have reportedly not yet been filed, however. Two possible outcomes as a result of the arrests? 1. Workers actually wait until they're home to light up next time. 2. Afternoon vending machine revenue at Jefferson North plummets.

[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      When I worked with the UAW the biggest problem was guys coming to work drunk and snorting cocaine in the men's room stalls. I never caught anybody smoking weed!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Disband the unions.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad Chrysler doesn't make airplanes.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Umm actually you'd be surprised. I know someone who worked/works at a Lockheed plant in CA, and what they say would blow your mind.

        A large percentage company apparently has a license to fly.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "When you got the power of the hammer and sickle, you got job security."

        Sigh... can we *not* have a discussion about unions at the sixth-grade intellectual level?

        Look, unions served an important purpose in the late-19th and early-20th century. In fact, they were critically important in the development of American industry. But their success, and the competition from well-run, non-unionised international companies, have made them less and less relevant to the average worker. That doesn't mean that the union = the Red Menace, it means that unions need to re-think their place in today's world of globalised and generally decently-regulated, -responsible industry.
        • 3 Years Ago
        fire them with no rights to collect unemployment

        UAW should take action against them as well, like revoking their memberships and providing 0 assist in this instance

      • 3 Years Ago
      Somewhere out there, a wanna-be thugster with 26" chrome rims on his Chrysler 300 is desperately searching the inside of the car looking to find some leftover weed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      leave the poor potheads alone!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was gonna build a car but then I got high

      I could have done a half ass job and got paid, but I got high.

      Now Ford will dominate the market and I know why.

      Cuz I got, cuz I got high Cuz I got highhhhhh
      • 3 Years Ago
      has UAW filed it,s harrassment suit yet? That,s what they usually do. A dues paying union member can do no wrong.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Officially it's comma abuse.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yes indeed a person stoned really bad can appear to be in a coma. But be aware: confusing those two states can wind you up in serious trouble
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should be fired, I'm glad charges haven't been filed. It's weed and should be regulated like alcohol, which is proven to be worse by leaps and bounds.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chrysler hourly employees typically make about $14 an hour. What kind of labor do you think you are going to get for $14 a hour, honestly? You are going to end up with losers who drink heavily and smoke pot to dull the pain of their failed lives.

      I can tell you that I wouldn't trust my life to a car built by $14 an hour employees.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love how this is filed under Green.
      • 3 Years Ago
      U.nited A.gainst W.ork

      Typical. Sad too cuz most of the UAW are solid, hardworking, dependable people...but there will always be faaarrr too many deadbeat, deadweight, useless shmucks around in ANY union. IMO.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If i was bolting the same part onto chryslers day after day, i'd be getting high too.
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