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Although the decision to inform a workforce of 1,400 employees that they’ll soon be losing their union jobs to Mexico is an admirable one from the standpoint of candor, it hardly makes for a good recipe for workplace morale. A cell phone video taken at Carrier Air Conditioner in Indianapolis shows the exact moment that the plant and union workers were told that the company had decided to shift production south of the border. “The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for longterm is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,” says the company representative at the microphone. Although the change would not take effect until 2017, the reactions from the gathered restless crowd were telling.