Bernie Sanders Blasts Indiana Carrier Factory Closings At Union Rally

The rally was organized by unions protesting the decision to close two plants and shift the work done by more than 2,000 workers to Mexico.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a United Steel Workers Local 1999 rally in Indianapolis, Friday, April 29. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a United Steel Workers Local 1999 rally in Indianapolis, Friday, April 29. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Bernie Sanders told a labor union rally outside the Indiana Statehouse that bad international trade policies are enabling corporations to shut down American factories and move work to countries with lower wages.

Hundreds of people attended Friday's rally organized by unions protesting the decision of air conditioning giant Carrier Corp. to close two Indiana plants and shift the work done by more than 2,000 workers to Mexico.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a United Steel Workers Local 1999 rally in Indianapolis, Friday, April 29. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a United Steel Workers Local 1999 rally in Indianapolis, Friday, April 29. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Sanders is highlighting his opposition to trade agreements supported by Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in campaign stops around Indiana ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Sanders told the crowd that corporate decisions such as Carrier's are hurting the country's middle class.

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