INDIANAPOLIS, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders of the AFL-CIO, the United Steelworkers (USW), U.S. Senators, a state legislator and a gubernatorial candidate are joining workers from Carrier Corp. for a march and rally at the Indiana State Capitol to protest the company's announcement to move its manufacturing plant of 1,400 workers to Mexico.
The event will give voice to the urgency of rewriting trade rules and the tragic cost of unfair trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on workers, families, and communities.
WHO -- Members of USW Local 1999; U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN); AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka; USW International Vice Pres. Fred Redmond; USW Dist. 7 Director Mike Millsap; Indiana AFL-CIO Pres. Brett Voorhies; Indiana State Representative Karlee Macer (D-92nd); Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate John Gregg; USW Local 1999 Pres. Chuck Jones; USW Local 1999 Member Eric Cottonham.
WHAT – Rally & march at the Indiana State Capitol to protest the Carrier Corp. move of 1,400 manufacturing jobs to Mexico.
WHERE – South steps of the Indiana State Capitol, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN. The march then proceeds East on W. Washington; North on N. Meridian; around Monument Circle; West on W. Market and returns to the Capitol Lawn
WHEN – Friday, Apr. 29, 12:00 Noon. The 30-minute march starts at 1:45 pm.
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Hillary R. Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Democratic candidates for U.S. President in the May 3 Indiana primary, have both been invited to participate in the rally after contacting USW Local 1999 representing the Carrier workers.
A press riser & PA system multbox are available, plus photo and interview opps. A USW workers' banner and large American flags will be carried with a wood coffin to be nailed shut that displays a Carrier brand furnace product. For more: http://usw.org/act/campaigns/carrier.
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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)