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Carrier and Rexnord workers pray to save their jobs in Indianapolis

Posted: 10:19 PM, Dec 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-12 14:18:37Z
Carrier, Rexnord workers pray to save jobs

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hundreds of Carrier and Rexnord workers are hoping a Christmas miracle will save their jobs in Indianapolis.

Many of those workers gathered Sunday night at a prayer vigil at Mount Olive Ministries.

Carrier is planning to move 550 jobs, and Rexnord 300 jobs , to Monterrey, Mexico.

The workers say they aren't giving up.

"Treat one another as the way you want to be treated, that's how we're raised. That's all we ask for is fair wages and support for our family," said Frank Staples.

Rexnord representatives and union officials will meet this week to discuss severance packages and benefits in anticipation of the plant closing in June.

WATCH MORE OF THE STORY FROM THE PRAYER VIGIL IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE

 

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