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Rexnord petition asks governor to help save jobs

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rexnord employees met at the Statehouse Thursday to turn in a petition to Gov. Eric Holcomb in hopes of trying to keep jobs in the city. Employee Gary Canter has worked with Rexnord for about eight years and hopes the petition will change his life. “This is my second […]

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Donnelly to introduce legislation to protect U.S. jobs

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Brian Reed started working at Rexnord, an industrial supplier 24 years ago when he was 21 years old. Aiming for the American dream, the Indianapolis father said he dedicated himself to his duties at the plant. Now, Reed is one of thousands of Hoosiers expected to lose their jobs. Reed […]

Commentary: Quid pro quo for Carrier

Commentary: Quid pro quo for Carrier

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com The Latin phrase literally means “something for something.” The phrase is used broadly these days, but has dramatically different connotations almost every time. In politics, it is usually used with a negative tone, but in business contracts, it is a simple defining characteristic of a negotiated transaction. Sexual harassment in the […]

Commentary: Carrier, it’s complicated

Commentary: Carrier, it’s complicated

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Whenever I am asked whether the deal reached between the incoming Trump administration and United Technologies (UT) to keep 1,000 Carrier manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis was a good or bad idea, my answer is “it’s complicated.”   There are multiple elements to this news. If I may steal a line from […]

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Trump, state incentives part of plan to save Carrier jobs

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After running a campaign focused on keeping jobs in the United States, President-elect Donald Trump toured the Carrier Corp. facility where he helped save at least 1,000 jobs and promised more business deals to come. “My dad started 44 years ago. He still works here,” said Dawn Kinnard, who […]

Commentary: Carrier stays, Trump delivers

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Commentary: Carrier stays, Trump delivers

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Give the man his due. President-elect Donald Trump did what he said he was going to do – save jobs. The news Tuesday that Trump had brokered a deal with Carrier Corp. to keep the company from moving 1,000 Hoosier jobs to Mexico is a good thing. It means, […]

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Donnelly calls for reform in Washington to prevent American job loss

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, and several leaders of local labor unions discussed the effects a continuing pattern of offshoring jobs would have on the country. The discussion focused on Carrier Corporation’s decision in February to move 2,100 manufacturing jobs to Mexico from Indiana. “What you’re seeing with Carrier […]

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Trump: Indiana has done so incredibly well

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com SCRANTON, Pa. — Indiana shared the spotlight with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday. Just 111 miles away from Philadelphia—home to the 2016 Democratic National Convention—Republican vice presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence opened the event, giving a play-by-play of the night he […]

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New Gregg ad has Pence’s campaign firing back

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg launched a television ad Tuesday that Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s campaign is calling a “woefully inaccurate attack. The Pence campaign’s complaint follows one that came a week ago from the Indiana Democratic Party about an ad attacking Gregg. Following a meeting with Indianapolis Carrier […]

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Sanders joins Indiana in outrage surrounding Carrier cutting jobs

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and several other political leaders on the Statehouse steps Friday to rally against the loss of working-class jobs. In February, Carrier Corporation and United Technologies announced plans to relocate more than 1,400 jobs to Mexico. The companies are known for […]

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