Rexnord, Carrier workers plot layoff strategies


Decades ago a comic strip philosopher named Pogo opined, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Soon-to-be-laid off Rexnord and Carrier employees meeting at the Steelworkers Union Hall on South Addison Street Sunday morning can relate as they know all too well their fellow Americans share at least some of the blame for industrial jobs headed to Mexico in pursuit of cheap labor, smaller price tags,  higher corporate profits and bigger stock investment returns.

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