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Carrier: Not all jobs saved by deal; roughly 600 jobs will still move to Mexico by the end of 2017

Posted: 10:24 PM, Dec 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-02 12:55:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- While good news came Thursday for hundreds of workers at Carrier's Indianapolis plant, nearly 600 workers will still be losing their jobs as Carrier ships them off to Mexico by the end of 2017.

In a letter distributed to employees on Thursday, the company said that they will still be moving forward with their plans to relocate the fan coil manufacturing lines to their Monterrey, Mexico facility. 

"We are moving forward with our previously announced plans to relocate the fan coil manufacturing lines, with expected completion by the end of 2017."

The United Steel Workers Union Local 1999 told RTV6 the company said 600 jobs would be relocating across the border.

Negotiations between the company and the union will begin soon, but no date has been set. 

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Trump made his first official stop as President-elect in Indianapolis Thursday, boasting the deal in which he saved more than 700 jobs at the Carrier plant on the city's west side that otherwise would have been shipped to Mexico beginning in 2017. The deal was made in exchange for $7 million in tax incentives over the next 10 years for Carrier.

The company is also planning to invest more than $16 million into their Indianapolis plant. It is not clear if those dollars will have an impact on the pending job losses. 

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Trump’s deal with Carrier will keep 730 union, production line jobs in Indianapolis as well as 70 salaried positions. Carrier workers will not have to make wage concessions, and the company will honor its previously negotiated severance package.

The company has also offered interested employees the option to be considered for relocation within the United States. 

The letter also states that all impacted employees will receive up to four full years of the Employee Scholar Program post-employment. 

"We recognize this has been a very difficult year for you and your families. Despite this, you have continued to focus on the job and show your dedication to delivering a quality product to our customers. We greatly appreciate this and sincerely thank you for all your efforts."

 
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