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Union Company Working To Eliminate High Workers

November 30, 2011 by  

Union Company Working To Eliminate High Workers

Tower Defense and Aerospace, a Detroit company that makes parts for tanks and Humvees for the military as well as civilian aircraft is accused of hiring workers who drank and smoked marijuana on the job.

Last Tuesday, a Detroit affiliate of Fox aired a report that showed workers rolling blunts and drinking alcohol in the parking lot of the plant during their lunch break.

Since the story broke, the company, which receives defense contracts worth several million dollars each year from the Federal government, reportedly has fired 17 employees and is conducting an investigation into the incidents. The company issued a statement saying that it was “working as expeditiously as possible within the bounds of the legal union contract” to eliminate employees who get high on company time and replace them.

The company’s CEO Mark Malcolm said that the problem employees were inherited when Tower was taken over by new owners last April.

“It is important to remember that the overwhelming majority of employees are dedicated and hard working,” he said. “None of the suspended employees were hired by Tower; all were inherited in the acquisition.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    I’m a little confused. Post Office ‘workers’ have been doing this for years. If a hard-working employee takes the time to actually ROLL a blunt (instead of using a nasty, machine-made blunt), then there shouldn’t be a problem.
    After all, a man’s place of employment is his castle (right?). What about employees who might want to use a hooka? [Al and Jesse, WHERE ARE UOY?].
    Is the photo above an example of racial discrimination? There are many questions that need to be answered immediately.
    For starters, I’d like to know how I can get one of those jobs. A cousin of mine grows the most mind-boggling, super marijuana. You don’t smoke it. You eat it. Who would complain about an occasionl snack break when I’m helping protect America? I have PRIORITIES, America, and I must be treated with respect and dignity.

    • http://aol hralph

      It now looks like this whole country is going to pot

    • Randy131

      A great sarcasm, I wonder how many people will get it?

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      • libertytrain

        I suspect you’d need to ask the fellow in the picture where he bought his stuff from —-

        • Aix Sponsa

          Probably have a dispenser in the parking lot. Usually it’s the shift superintendent.

    • Sirian

      Standby Randy, sc will be catching a rash of firebacks because, no, they didn’t catch the sarcasm. Typical.

  • http://aol hralph

    These people in the white house beleived in pot smoking.I don’t know how they get their work done because their minds are so bogged up and we allow this in the work force.

  • Realist

    Another fine government contract company destined to move to China!
    The photo is obviously a mistake, this smacks of racism because the brothers would not be smoking chronic on the job would they?
    Nawww! surely the economy has gotten so bad that prince Albert has
    gained popularity over pre-rolled tobacco in Detroit!

    • Laura

      Where on earth have you been ?. I live in Michigan you clearly do not. They have video (a months worth) And this isn’t the only Co. Chrysler, GM all union shops..Do me a favor ? Get the facts straight and put 2 and 2 together before you run your mouth.

  • Blue Jeans

    You all are missing the point… Its the Unions that control the employees! It’s time to roll back the clock on the UNIONS!

    • DannyZ

      You moron the unions don’t control anybody. These are grown adults responsible for their own actions. This has nothing to do with unions. No union would condone workers working impaired you (offensive word removed) idiot.

      • s c

        OK, z, let’s say unions are as pure as the driven snow. If they have nothing to do with ‘controlling’ anyone or anything, then perhaps you can tell us what Lenin and Marx had to do with shipping the idea of labor unions to America?
        Lenin wanted union workers to control production methods. It’s part of a ‘planned economy.’ Do you think a republican form of government and a nation that has labor unions can co-exist? A labor union is CONTROL. A republic is defined as FREEDOM. Do the math, comrade. To use your own words, comrade, you are a moron. Feel free to move to Russia. They can tell you about the history you evaded all of your wacko life.

      • Laura

        You’re the idiot, have you not been paying attention ? Who do you think runs OWS.

        • eddie47d

          Everyday Americans are a part of OWS so where have you been!

          • Laura

            No, Wrong, you maybe part of that, but i am part of the working class and darn proud of it.

          • gunner 689

            Everday people ??? Where the Hell do you live ?

          • Laura

            This isn’t the subject but i will comment. Are you kidding OWS is nothing but rich selfish brats. They need to go home sit down and think of what they want to do with their lives and what they can do for their great COUNTRY but not before they shower.

    • Laura

      You could not be more right.

  • Faith Montgomery

    Hmmm, “working . . . within the bounds of the legal union contract” and “the problem employees were inherited . . . last April”; it’s now December. What about OSHA standards requiring mandatory annual random drug testing? . . . just askin’

  • Synn

    All that will happen since this is a union company is that the workers that got caught will go to rehab for 30 days and will be back at work doing the same old thing afterwards

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  • K_templar

    Unions are democrates, democrates are communists, all unions support obama therefore all obama supporters are communists. Now that’s a fact!

    • eddie47d

      You wouldn’t know a fact if it was handed to you on a silver platter!This is just another union busting smear and of coarse putting Another black man in the photo to entice your swill even more is icing on the cake for you.

      • Laura

        FYI, It is a fact, if you were paying attention at all during your life you would know that. And stop trying to turn this into a races issue. If you ‘d watch the video you would see the majority are black. Please do your homework before you rum your mouth.

  • Buck

    To the US GOVERMENT and all US Citizens , don’t but junk , buy foreign goods . There is Nothing Made in an American union shop but junk and instant trash based on its quality . Even Chinese goods are getting better quality .

  • Aix Sponsa

    RACIST. I’m calling racist! Every photo in every article I have seen shows blacks as the offending personages. This must be a racist plot because everybody knows that only whites smoke dope.

  • Jimbo

    One of the panelists on “The Fox 5″, a liberal, claimed this behavior can be seen all across the country in any manufacturing facility. He’s wrong! I have worked for at least 6 NON UNION manufacturing plants over 31 years, and I have NEVER encountered this. It would not be permitted! You would lose your job.


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