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United Steelworkers 1999 employs about 1,300 members at the Morris Street Carrier plant. Chuck Jones, president of Local 1999, tells WTHR that employees were notified Wednesday morning about the jobs moving to Mexico.
"We did not see it coming. It was a total shock," said Jones.
He said the move ultimately means the loss of 1,300 union jobs that average $20 to $21 per hour.
Mayor Hogsett angered over Carrier move to Mexico
"We know the reason. They want to become more profitable by exploiting Mexican labor," said Jones.
"This facility is not losing money. If it was losing money, I think these things would be understood better. This company just wants to make more," said employee Robert James.
originally posted by: DexterRiley
As I watched that video I am reminded of Ross Perot's warning back in the early 1990's about the "giant sucking sound" of jobs as they move to Mexico because of the North American Free Trade Agreement otherwise known as NAFTA.
I think that was a Bill Clinton thing if I'm not mistaken.
originally posted by: Metallicus
What do you expect them to do when they can move to Mexico and not have to deal with unions and other hassles that our Government inflicts on companies. The problem is the more you regulate and tax 'the rich' the more they will flee the country for less authoritarian governments.
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
originally posted by: Gryphon66
We the People need to get a clue and stop letting these parasites live and profit (ridiculously) off of us.
Funny... That's what David Fry and the rest were saying at the Oregon standoff, and yet you fought them every single step of the way. I see you only want to be a patriot when it suits you.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
One part of the problem...
The company has to keep the prices on its products low enough so that Americans can afford them...