Pence-Holcomb’s Response to Carrier Workers: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

WISH: “Holcomb blamed for losing Carrier jobs to Mexico”

INDIANAPOLIS – Carrier workers were blindsided last winter when their employer decided to ship their jobs overseas. Aside from their choice to not meet with workers, what was Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb’s response? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Eric Holcomb went even further and said “There is nothing that Indiana could have done to keep those jobs.”

But you’re wrong, Eric. The AFL-CIO held a “Protect Hoosier Jobs” tour this week where they highlighted how the state could have held Carrier accountable for abandoning its workers instead of blaming the federal government.

“When Hoosiers in Indianapolis were told their jobs are going to be shipped to Mexico, all Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb did was shrug. They said there was nothing they could do to keep those jobs in Indiana,” said Brett Voorhies, President of Indiana’s AFL-CIO. “All Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb did was meet with the companies that snatched our jobs away from us, and the moment those companies explained they wanted cheaper labor – Pence and Holcomb gave up.”

WISH: “Holcomb blamed for losing Carrier jobs to Mexico”

The AFL-CIO is supporting Democrat John Gregg in the race for governor and it’s blaming Republican Eric Holcomb for the loss of Carrier jobs because, it said Holcomb supports the Mike Pence policies that led to the job shift.” […]

“AFL-CIO President Brett Voorhies complained that the Pence administration gave incentives to Carrier and failed to recover all of them when the company decided to leave.

‘The Pence/Holcomb…that’s all they did,’ he said, ‘is just basically shrug their shoulders, you know, sorry we can’t get ya a deal, bye bye, you’re going on to Mexico.’”

NWI Times: “Unions launch campaign to defeat Holcomb”

“The Indiana State AFL-CIO kicked off a Protect Hoosier Jobs tour at Laborers’ Local 41 headquarters on Tuesday, aimed at defeating what it calls the “Pence-Holcomb agenda.”

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