Originally Posted by Fred1369
just saw on the news that a bunch of auto workers that Chrysler fired about 2 years ago for drinking and "smoking" on their breaks, filmed of course, were rehired due to union pressure. On the tape they were holding and smoking in a non-usual manner and the brown bags were covering quart bottles, not the standard beer bottle. Apparently the union considers there is no such thing as a fireable offense. Who wants to buy a Chrysler?
Smoking in a non-usual manner? Drinking from bags covering quart bottles, not the standard beer bottle? What does this mean? Were these employees sent to the clinic to be tested for drugs or alcohol? I know my employer has the right to do that for reasonable suspicion. My employer has the right to test us randomly with no probable cause because it is an agreement I signed on to when I was hired.
In this case Fred I'd say they probably were partying...but a employer should have proof before they make an assumption that cost an employee their job. If they don't need any proof then that alone is proof of why a Union is a good thing for an employee.