Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-26-2006, 01:57 PM
300SDog's Avatar
gimme a low-tech 240D
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: central ky
Posts: 3,602
Argentina Ford Motor Co. goes to Court for Torturing Employees!!

BBC NEWS

Ford sued over Argentine abuses

[Former workers of an Argentine Ford factory are suing the firm over what they say were serious abuses during the military rule of the 1970s and 80s.

[They say local managers conspired with the security forces to have union members taken to a detention centre on the premises, where they were tortured.

[One of the plaintiffs, Pedro Troiani, alleges: "Some of us were kidnapped by the military inside the factory and taken to a clandestine, makeshift detention centre near the factory's sports centre. "There we were hooded, beaten, forced to face mock firing squads and tortured. Some were given electric shocks." ]


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4746236.stm


Last edited by 300SDog; 02-26-2006 at 02:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-26-2006, 02:35 PM
Carleton Hughes's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,611
And I thought Wal-Mart was the embodiment of corporate evil
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-26-2006, 02:51 PM
intelligent
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I would NEVER buy a ford even if my life depended on it!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-26-2006, 02:55 PM
Unregistered Abuser
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eau Claire WI
Posts: 968
Quote:
Originally Posted by intelligent
I would NEVER buy a ford even if my life depended on it!
Why
__________________
95 Honda Shadow ACE 1100.
1999 Plymouth Neon Expresso. 2.4 swap, 10.5 to 1 comp, big cams. Autocross time attack vehicle!
2012 Escape, 'hunter" (5 sp 4cyl)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-26-2006, 03:52 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 18,355
Lots of union workers killed in this country in the past for going on strike. Colorado has a particularly nasty history of Rockefeller owned coal mines killing its striking workers. Dead wage slaves are just a part of business.

Fords in Argentina are like stepping back in time. When Ford models expire in the US, they must ship all the machinery to Argentina where they continue manufacturing them. When I was there in the 70's I remember looking at what I thought were 'mint' 1960's Ford Falcons. Turns out they were brand new cars.
Went to a stock car race. There were two classe: Pre-1935 models and Post-1935 models.
__________________
1977 300d 70k--sold 08
1985 300TD 185k+
1984 307d 126k--sold 8/03
1985 409d 65k--sold 06
1984 300SD 315k--daughter's car
1979 300SD 122k--sold 2/11
1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-26-2006, 04:26 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Ghost of Diesels Past
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate
Why
i think chevy embodies the american dream better
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-26-2006, 04:38 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by intelligent
I would NEVER buy a ford even if my life depended on it!
Hey that's intelligent.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-26-2006, 04:42 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerry edwards
Lots of union workers killed in this country in the past for going on strike. Colorado has a particularly nasty history of Rockefeller owned coal mines killing its striking workers. Dead wage slaves are just a part of business.
Dead wage slave are part of the business? I think it would be a long stretch to call modern auto workers dead wage slaves since most if not all American auto workers are well above the average hourly wage.

How much are current UAW auto industry wages?

As of the second quarter of 2003, a UAW-represented assembler earns $25.63 per hour of straight time. A typical UAW-represented skilled-trades worker earns $29.75 per hour of straight time. Between 1992 and 2002, inflation-adjusted real wages for UAW-represented autoworkers increased by 13.5 percent. This is a compounded annual pay increase, after inflation, of 1.28 percent.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-26-2006, 04:43 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by w126
The history of Mercedes hasn't been stellar. Who was that guy?

But was not an American, it makes a difference ya know.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-26-2006, 05:52 PM
intelligent
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Is it true that the VW bug was Hitler's vision/project? Did he just have the bug made of was VW established by Hitler?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-26-2006, 05:58 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 18,355
Quote:
Originally Posted by MedMech
Dead wage slave are part of the business? I think it would be a long stretch to call modern auto workers dead wage slaves since most if not all American auto workers are well above the average hourly wage.

How much are current UAW auto industry wages?

As of the second quarter of 2003, a UAW-represented assembler earns $25.63 per hour of straight time. A typical UAW-represented skilled-trades worker earns $29.75 per hour of straight time. Between 1992 and 2002, inflation-adjusted real wages for UAW-represented autoworkers increased by 13.5 percent. This is a compounded annual pay increase, after inflation, of 1.28 percent.
That's why unions are (were?) such a threat that they needed to be dealt with ruthlessly.
__________________
1977 300d 70k--sold 08
1985 300TD 185k+
1984 307d 126k--sold 8/03
1985 409d 65k--sold 06
1984 300SD 315k--daughter's car
1979 300SD 122k--sold 2/11
1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-26-2006, 06:10 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yea I know but your said are I did not want anyone to confuse present day business practice with 1914.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-26-2006, 06:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 18,355
Quote:
Originally Posted by MedMech
Yea I know but your said are I did not want anyone to confuse present day business practice with 1914.
It depends on what part of the world we are talking about.
__________________
1977 300d 70k--sold 08
1985 300TD 185k+
1984 307d 126k--sold 8/03
1985 409d 65k--sold 06
1984 300SD 315k--daughter's car
1979 300SD 122k--sold 2/11
1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-27-2006, 11:15 AM
G-Benz's Avatar
Razorback Soccer Dad
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
Posts: 5,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by intelligent
Is it true that the VW bug was Hitler's vision/project? Did he just have the bug made of was VW established by Hitler?
Hitler commissioned Ferdinand Porsche's plant to design and produce a car for the masses...a "People's Car" hence the translation "Volks"-wagen.
__________________
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-28-2006, 03:25 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by intelligent
I would NEVER buy a ford even if my life depended on it!
Are you in med school in the Virgin Islands or Mexico?

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page