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Jul152011

Chrysler Plant Workers in Michigan Caught Drinking Again

PRNewsFoto/Chrysler Group LLC, Jim Fets(TRENTON, Mich.) -- For the second time in 10 months, a group of Chrysler workers at a Michigan plant have been caught drinking during their lunch break.

Camera crews from WJBK, a Fox TV station in Detroit, caught images of workers at the automaker's Trenton plant drinking from 40-ounce beer bottles and smoking something crudely rolled into cigarette papers.

The workers were recorded on the grounds of a United Auto Workers union hall. Once identified, they face suspension without pay.

"Chrysler group has a strict employee code of conduct that will not tolerate or allow this behavior and because we take these allegations very seriously, those employees involved will be identified and then definitely suspended without pay, pending further investigation," said Chrysler spokesman Ed Garston.

This latest report follows an incident from last September when the same TV station captured video of employees at Chrysler's Jefferson plant in Detroit drinking during their lunch hour at a city park.

"It's unfortunate that the bad behavior of a few is calling into question the integrity and character of the rest who are working tirelessly to restore the reputation of this company," Garston said.

Chrysler and General Motors benefitted from an injection of tens of billions of taxpayer-funded dollars in a bailout authorized by the Obama administration in 2009.

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