INDIANAPOLIS (AP):Several hundred people have rallied at the Indiana Statehouse against the recent decision by air conditioning giant Carrier Corp. to move 1,400 jobs from the state to Mexico to save money.
Leaders from the United Steelworkers labor union and the AFL-CIO hosted the rally Friday calling for an end to tax breaks for corporations like Carrier that move and leave employees out of work. Protesters also marched several blocks in downtown Indianapolis from the state capital.
Elected officials including U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at the protest. Sanders and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka blasted trade agreements and corporate tax breaks that they say are hurting worker’s rights. Sanders also reiterated his position in favor of raising the minimum wage.