Hindu slave labor coming to America in man hole covers

January 18, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/26/nyregion/26manhole.html?_r=1

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By HEATHER TIMMONS and J. ADAM HUGGINS
Published: November 26, 2007

NEW DELHI — Eight thousand miles from Manhattan, barefoot, shirtless, whip-thin men rippled with muscle were forging prosaic pieces of the urban jigsaw puzzle: manhole covers.

The foundry, Shakti Industries in Haora, produces manhole covers for Con Edison and New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, as well as for departments in New Orleans and Syracuse.

Mr. Daly said the law forbids the city from excluding companies based on where a product is manufactured.

Municipalities and utility companies often buy their manhole covers through middlemen who contract with foreign foundries; New York City buys the sewer covers through a company in Flushing, Queens.

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One Response to “Hindu slave labor coming to America in man hole covers”

  1. Hail Says:

    “Workers at foundries in India are paid the equivalent of a few dollars a day, while foundry workers in the United States earn about $25 an hour.”

    Yet more jobs Americans Wont Do. (Always omitted: “For that price”!)


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