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Old 06-26-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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[quote=Spring Hillian;35407590]Jeeze. That had to be rough. 55 an hour, wow. That's output.[/

When I got transferd to the Newark Delaware assembly plant witch made the K cars the 4 door and wagon Dodge Aries and the Plymouth reliant we put out 75 an hour. That's when lee Iacocca was CEO of Chrysler. He is the father of the mustang. He left ford and went to Chrysler. He also started the minivan for Chrysler.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Why are wages so much lower in the south than the north for blue collar workers.
It depends on the job and person doing it. I have worked in the blue collar field most my life down here in Florida. Mostly in construction and more recently in commercial services. I never made less than 75 hr, most jobs 100 hr plus. That will buy lots of Mojitos with sunshine!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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Why are wages so much lower in the south than the north for blue collar workers.
My guess is unions have something to do with that. Unions drive up the pay on nearby non-union shops so they can compete for good blue collar workers. Another thing, the South just does not have near as many factories as the Midwest / Rust Belt does. That could be another reason the wages for blue collar workers are lower in the South. I have found the blue collar workers up North tend to be more vocal and aggressive with the employers over issues such as pay and benefits, where as Southerners tend to just accept the lower pay and not complain about it, and just be grateful to have a job.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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Jeeze. That had to be rough. 55 an hour, wow. That's output.[/

When I got transferd to the Newark Delaware assembly plant witch made the K cars the 4 door and wagon Dodge Aries and the Plymouth reliant we put out 75 an hour. That's when lee Iacocca was CEO of Chrysler. He is the father of the mustang. He left ford and went to Chrysler. He also started the minivan for Chrysler.
That sure is major production. I remember the K cars. Affordable, simple, cheap. Iacocca may have sold the Mustang to the U.S. market but Donald Frey came up with the design.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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That sure is major production. I remember the K cars. Affordable, simple, cheap. Iacocca may have sold the Mustang to the U.S. market but Donald Frey came up with the design.

Iacocca made the Mustang, the Mustang also made Iacocca. The original pony car forged his reputation as one of the industry's greatest salesmen ever, a visionary who could spot a market trend nobody else saw and marshal the forces of a huge company to exploit it. He also came up with the ford pinto. He also has one of the original 1964 mustangs with his wife's name Mary on the front plate.
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