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200 Employees to Lose Their Jobs at Johnson Controls Incorporated

"It wasn't a surprise. In October Johnson Controls notified the facility and workers that they were possibly going to move jobs to Mexico. The union fought hard to save as many as we could," said Todd Scott of the UAW 1296.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The plan to eliminate some 200 jobs at the Johnson Controls Incorporated was no secret to many.

"It wasn't a surprise. In October Johnson Controls notified the facility and workers that they were possibly going to move jobs to Mexico. The union fought hard to save as many as we could," said Todd Scott of the UAW 1296.

But when the announcement was made at the Waynesboro plant on Tuesday, the news still stung for the workers.

"To have a company that has been with us for ten years and take jobs out and send them down to Mexico, there was anger, and there was sadness," said Scott.

Corporate Spokeswoman Kari Pfisterer says the production line and jobs will be transferred in the beginning of 2014 to Mexico

Those affected will include union and salaried workers on the production floor.

"The uncertainty of people not knowing what the future holds is what people are battling inside right now," said Scott.

Pfisterer says those impacted employees will be treated with "fairness and respect." But some believe this decision is sending another message.

"I think it's very unfair, this is a profitable company. It's not like they're losing money. This company makes millions of dollars a year just in this facility alone," said Jeff Mongan of the UAW 1296.

Although the announcement to eliminate 200 jobs was just made, members of UAW say they will not give up and look forward to meeting at the bargaining table.

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