Video Shows Exact Moment 1,400 Employees Learn They Are Losing Their Jobs to Mexico

Mediaite – by JD Durkin

Although the decision to inform a workforce of 1,400 employees that they’ll soon be losing their jobs to Mexico is an admirable one from the standpoint of candor, it hardly makes for a good recipe for workplace morale.

A cell phone video taken at Carrier Air Conditioner in Indianapolis shows the exact moment that the plant and union workers were told that the company had decided to shift production south of the border. “The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for longterm is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,” says the company representative at the microphone.  

Although the change would not take effect until 2017, the reactions from the gathered restless crowd were telling.

“How long will it take before people start tearing shit up?” remarks one employee.

Others took the decidedly less civil route in response, as one worker simply yells, “Yeah, f#@k you!”

“This is an extremely difficult decision,” says the rep at the microphone. “It was made most difficult because I understand it will have an impact on all of you, your families, and the community.”

“We will provide you with as much information as soon as possible about the transition,” he continued.



22 thoughts on “Video Shows Exact Moment 1,400 Employees Learn They Are Losing Their Jobs to Mexico

  1. more militia members where just recruited.

    It will take consolidation of families and friends into ever tighter living conditions, coupled with less of the occupants employed and at min wage before people will rise up.

    If ‘loosing’ “your job” ruins your life, you’re living it wrong.

  2. Carrier must be made to pay a price……Trump is right……charge tariffs on the products of companies that want to bring their junk here.

    Nobody buy a Carrier product…ever again or until they change their mind.

    1. “charge tariffs on the products of companies that want to bring their junk here.”
      That’s the way it’s suppose to be!

  3. With all the regulations and crap this government puts on businesses let alone just us people
    I’m not surprised
    Ross Perot should be apologized to

    This has been nothing but a decade of that slow sucking sound

    Next will be , if you don’t have a job than the government conciters you a terrorist
    Can’t support your kids? Well we will take them and sell them off , profits to the oligarchs

    When this finally lights off .. It’s going to be epic

    But than again , this country has gotten way too soft
    So maybe not

    1. Oh please! Don’t bring Ross Perot’s name in to your BS. Ross Perot warned about what would happen if NAFTA was passed in to law. That law’s passage facilitated the ease of so-called American business to move to foreign nations and produce products and ship them back to the USA tax free/tariff free. Add to that, that nations like Mexico and communist China governments could care less how much toxins are poured in to creeks, streams and rivers and how much toxins are pumped in to the air.
      Sure the USA could do without a lot of the unnecessary environmental regulations but do you want ZERO environmental regulations, like that of Mexico and communist China?

      people like you can’t grasp why America’s economy is screwed up because all the so-called news media push your attention to is unions and how much workers get paid per hour.
      The real killer is the fact that we have a criminal private central bank that pushes the buying power of the US dollar down so far it makes it very costly for American manufacturers to buy the raw materials they need to produce the products they make.

      It also pushes employees to the point of needing higher and higher pay per hour because their dollar does not buy as much as it did 5 years before. That is what is called “Inflation” and it’s brought about intentionally.
      By the way when a business asks the government to license them as a “corporation” they are asking for government benefit, which sounds a bit like welfare handouts to me.
      I am soooooo past being tired of hearing the BS line that American jobs are leaving America because of Unions(which made up only about 2 possibly 3% of the American manufacturing workforce) and over regulation.
      Fact or the matter is that these large corporations, Carrier included are not even controlled by Americans anymore. Lots of foreign stock holders control a lot of these so-called American manufacturing corporations and they want fat stock dividends and could care less about American workers. They want bigger and bigger stock dividends and easiest way for them to achive that is move to nations like Mexico and communist china where there are basically ZERO environmental regulations and they can get away with paying workers pennies on the dollar compared to American workers.
      Do you think you could support a family on a pay scale of 1 dollar or less an hour?

      The Corp media have messed your thinking processes up to think the blame lays at the feet of unions, over regulation and too high of worker pay.

  4. Why didn’t someone in the audience ask the speaker if he was going to lose his job? If he said no, then storm the podium and beat him until they couldn’t even get a sample of DNA. I like happy endings.

  5. What a condescending piece of shit. The asshole speaking can at least talked to the people openly and not sound like a robot by reading off a script to them. These are people, NOT animals or machines.

    So glad I’m no longer worker for those assholes. Then they’d truly be worried, if I said, “I’m so frustrated, I could shoot someone.”

    Sick sons of bitches.

    Wish someone would have shouted, “Stop reading the script and grow a pair of balls by talking to us like human beings.”

    What a f**king coward that guy is. Extremely difficult decision and was purely a business one. YEA BULLSHIT!! Pure greed is all it was and if you think the products will be made better in Mexico, then you’re FULL OF SHIT! We weren’t born yesterday, you scumbags! You don’t give two-shits about the people or its town. May you burn in HELL! 😡

  6. What’s the big deal here..?
    All they have to do is learn Spanish , learn how to cook and enjoy Mexican cuisine.
    Then sell and move everything they have to Mexico.
    Or I guess they can wait until their unemployment runs out and move to a flood channel or tent city.
    Not sure what everyone is getting upset about.
    Hey….I offer solutions not answers.

  7. I can’t believe he got out of there under his own power.
    The people immediately follow his directions to quiet down exactly like sheep. What’s up with that?
    I can’t understand why he thinks they would give a two shits about the future of the company that’s laying them off.

    Marty: You know in Greece they cut off the head of messenger who brought bad news.
    Bidder: Now that don’t make much sense.
    Marty: No. It just made them feel better.

    Dialog from “Blood Simple”.

  8. The same thing happened to meself years ago, albeit on a smaller scale. 40 individuals lost a job that day, about 20 walked away in the middle of the speech. I wish ida walked then, but did the following day.

    1. What will be truly sad is when the Carrier Company starts to move. I know of several people from other companies that packed up to move overseas. They were ordered to train new replacement employees for their jobs … under the threat that they would lose their pensions and other benefits.

      I hope that all the current employees can find a way to get new jobs before the risk of being confronted with the same fate.

      As for me, I will not purchase any Carrier products or services.

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