Prior to the inauguration, Donald Trump made a great show of supposedly saving jobs at Carrier's Indiana plant. The same plant is has now gone through a series of layoffs.
A new round of layoffs is taking effect this week at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis a little more than a year after President Donald Trump touted a deal that staved off the plant's closure and saved some of its jobs. About 215 people are being let go starting Thursday, leaving about 1,100 workers at the plant, according to the company.
Chuck Jones, Retired President of United Steelworkers Local 1999 (the union that negotiated for Carrier workers) was slammed by the President after Jones accused him of giving Carrier workers false hope. At the time, Trump promised he would save a thousand U.S. jobs from outsourcing to Mexico. Jones said Trump was not being honest with Carrier's workers. A year later, Jones still feels the same way.
"We haven't seen anything that would indicate that he plans on living up to those promises and commitments."