500 bargaining unit employees, those hired after February 2005 likely to lose jobs at Indianapolis Carrier plant

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Even though Carrier employees saw a huge victory last week with the announcement of hundreds of jobs staying in Indianapolis, not all jobs could be saved.

We now know which employees are most likely to have their jobs outsourced to Mexico.

According to the United Steelworkers, Local Union 1999, over 500 bargaining unit employees and employees hired after February 2005 are still likely to lose their jobs. Additionally, Fan Coil lines are still relocating to Monterrey.

This news comes after President-elect Donald Trump struck a deal with Carrier last week to keep hundreds of jobs in Indianapolis. In return, Carrier would receive a $7 million tax incentive package over 10 years. Those incentives are contingent upon several factors including employment, job retention and capital investment. The company will also invest about $16 million to keep operations in the state.

USW International President Leo W. Gerard thanked Trump for his efforts to persuade Carrier to stay in Indianapolis, but ultimately, he said the reason those jobs are staying in Indy is a result of the hard work of the union members.

“The dedicated USW members in Indianapolis who build quality heating equipment for Carrier deserve credit for bringing the union’s fight to save their jobs to the attention of the nation during the 2016 presidential campaign,” said Gerard.

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