Bernie Sanders Rep Talks Trade Policy With Carrier Union Workers

Mar 29, 2016

United Steelworkers held a rally outside of Carrier last week.
Credit United Steelworkers Local 1999 / Facebook

A representative from Bernie Sanders' campaign visited this week with union workers who work for Carrier.

The workers will be out of a job when the company moves its production lines from Indiana to Mexico in the next couple of years.

Larry Cohen, who represents Sanders, says Mexican workers will have none of the rights afforded the American workers.

“Without decent trade policy, there is no ‘fair competition,’” Cohen says. “Because workers here in this plant, who are middle-class workers, basically, they make over $20-an-hour are competing with workers in Mexico with a $3-an-hour pay.”

The union said it would welcome a visit from the Sanders campaign, but probably not from Donald Trump.