A company that is moving jobs from its Indianapolis plant to Mexico has drawn the social media ire of the President of the United States.
Rexnord of Indiana made a deal during the Obama Administration to move to Mexico. Fired their employees. Tax product big that’s sold in U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017
The first 23 workers that will be losing their jobs at the Indianapolis plant were given their pink slips last week, according to the Indy Star. A total of about 350 jobs are moving from Indy to Monterrey, Mexico.
The company will pay their Mexican employees $3 an hour. That’s compared to the $25 an hour their Indianapolis employees make.
President Trump was able to save some Carrier jobs in Indiana from moving to Mexico in a deal he brokered prior to taking office.
Democratic Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly issued a response to Trump’s tweet:
Mr. President, let’s fight together for Rexnord and others, and pass my End Outsourcing Act to keep good jobs in Indiana and US. https://t.co/zbPkfcWAzR
— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) May 8, 2017