Womp, Womp, Womp…. To think many really belived that this man’s mission was to make America great again ? Just know that this is only the beginning!
Many belived that he would save a lot of factory jobs, in February 2016 Carrier told more than 2,000 workers at two factories in the Hoosier State they were going to be fired and production would shift to Monterrey, Mexico.
After a video of the workers being fired went viral, Trump made Carrier a poster-child of offshoring during the presidential campaign. That enabled Trump to sweep into Indianapolis on December 1 as a job-saving hero.
Trump announced that he would keep more than 1,100 jobs in the Carrier plant.
According to Rawstory.com
But the numbers Trump announced don’t add up. When James and other union leaders met with the company right before Trump went on stage, they were told 730 union jobs would be saved at the Indianapolis plant―nearly 400 less than Trump announced. Trump was apparently including 350 engineering and administrative employees, but they were never leaving. That meant 550 workers would lose their jobs in Indianapolis as well as 738 workers at Huntington, which would shut down entirely.
That made James angry. He was one of the workers selected to appear before Trump as the news media broadcast the event live, but was in no mood to meet with the president-elect or shake his hand.
It was left to James and USW Local 1999 President Chuck Jones to dash the hopes of many workers. “We had to explain to workers that number was wrong. The workers were shocked that the number of jobs saved were lower than they thought. A lot said, ‘That’s fucked up.’”