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    :: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 ::

    Chrysler: No plans to police rest rooms - By Josee Valcourt, The Detroit News
    After receiving a half-dozen media calls asking if assembly line workers' bathroom breaks are monitored, as is the case now at Ford Motor Co.'s Michigan Truck plant in Wayne, the Chrysler Group decided to flush out matters via the Web on Friday.

    'We're not gonna use a stopwatch, turning a natural function into an Olympic sport. That ... would just be ... well ... too anal,' wrote Jason Vines, vice president of communications, on Chrysler's media-only Web site -- www.thefirehouse.biz.

    As part of an agreement with the United Auto Workers union, Chrysler workers are allotted the 46 minutes per shift for bathroom breaks, but without the lavatory police, Vines said.
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