The war of words between Trump and a union leader at Carrier is heating up as the two men publicly dispute the success of Trump’s deal to keep some Carrier jobs in Indiana.
The feud began Wednesday when Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, complained in an interview that Trump had failed to fulfill his promise to keep all the Carrier jobs from moving to Mexico.
Jones stated that Trump had promised Carrier workers that he would keep all Carrier jobs from moving to Mexico; however, Carrier still planned to move some of those jobs in spite of the deal struck with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the current governor of Indiana.
“You made a promise to keep all these jobs. You half-way delivered,” Jones complained.
Jones criticized Trump for failing to keep all companies from moving jobs to Mexico, not just Carrier jobs. For example, the union boss ripped Trump for failing to act to save 350 jobs at an Indiana plant owned by Rexnord, which is also slated to move to Mexico. The Rexnord employees are members of Jones’ union.