INDIANA–(ENEWSPF)–December 6, 2016
We are learning more details of the “deal” offered by Donald Trump and Mike Pence to keep one company from moving some jobs out of the country—because that is how we learn what the new president does now, piecemeal as reporters figure it out later—and the real-world results continue to be Not What Was Claimed. Trump and Pence insisted 1,100 jobs were saved.
The workers themselves just got a letter saying nope.
“We found out today that more jobs are leaving than what we originally thought,” Bray said. “It seemed like since Thursday, it was 1,100 then it was maybe 900 and then now we’re at 700. So I’m hoping it doesn’t go any lower than that.”Union workers got a letter at the plant saying Trump’s deal with Carrier will save only 730 factory jobs in Indianapolis, plus 70 salaried positions – 553 jobs in the plant’s fan coil lines are still moving to Monterrey, Mexico.All 700 workers at Carrier’s Huntington plant will also lose their jobs.
Seven hundred and thirty factory jobs is not 1,100, but because initial news reports from outlets like the New York Times uncritically offered the Trump spin that first day most Americans will probably never learn the true numbers. And while 730 jobs isn’t nothing, it’s also a far lower figure than the number of American jobs created during any average day. Job creation via press conference isn’t a sustainable policy.
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