INDIANAPOLIS, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A band of determined workers will rally today with placards and banners near the speedway corridor outside of the Marriott-East Hotel, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, with a 'Keep it made in America' message at a promotional event of commercial dealers selling residential furnace products made locally by Carrier Corp. that are being moved to Mexico.
WHO – Indianapolis workers of Carrier Corp., USW Local 1999 and supporters.
WHAT – Protest rally at a Carrier Corp. sponsored event during the Indy 500 of leading dealers who sell residential and commercial heating equipment products.
WHERE – Marriott-East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Ind.
WHEN – Friday, May 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
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Carrier Corp. of Indianapolis and its parent company, United Technologies, abruptly announced Feb. 10 to a dedicated workforce of 1,400, that their jobs were headed for Mexico where poverty wages are $3.00 an hour. Dealers gathered for the Carrier Corp. Indy 500 promotional event are being urged to ask Carrier: 'Keep it made in America.'
More information is available at: http://usw.org/act/campaigns/carrier.
Contact: Chuck Jones (USW), 317-639-1479; Local1999usw@att.net
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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)