Whatever Happened to Those Carrier Workers?

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  1. GMDGator

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    "A year later, we feel betrayed ... the workers at Carrier aren’t the only ones who feel victimized by Trump’s false promises," Jones writes. "United Technologies, Carrier’s parent company, is laying off another 700 workers right up the road from the Carrier plant in Huntington. And Rexnord, another plant in Indianapolis, just closed its doors, too.

    "Workers at both plants hoped that Trump would come to the rescue, but he never showed up."

    Jones says the betrayal goes beyond Indiana, stating that workers nationwide feel like they too are victims of a "false Trumpian bargain, in which they were invited to trade their votes to keep their jobs."

    "In fact, according to new research conducted by Good Jobs Nation, more than 91,000 jobs have been sent overseas since Trump was elected, the highest rate of jobs lost to outsourcing in five years," Jones writes. "This summer, I traveled across the Midwest, from Indianapolis to Kalamazoo to Racine, to talk with hundreds of manufacturing workers who lost their jobs to foreign countries. Many of them (some wearing “Make America Great Again” hats) agreed that Trump hasn’t lived up to his end of the deal.""
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    Jones continues, saying that workers know that Trump has the power to stop offshoring, and that as president of the United States, he can tell federal contractors like United Technologies that tax dollars will not fund corporations that continue to offshore jobs.

    He then criticized Trump for not taking action. He writes that of the more than 100 executive orders signed since Trump took office, none of them have been focused on stopping offshoring by federal contractors.

    "Last year, after Trump announced his Carrier 'victory,' I decided that I had to speak out," Jones writes. "I said that 'Trump was lying his a‑‑ off' about saving all the Carrier jobs: We had met with Carrier hours before Trump’s speech, and they gave us the job numbers they expected to preserve, but when Trump got on stage, he gave wildly inflated numbers.

    "A year after his election, Trump continues to lie about his commitment to saving jobs at Carrier or anywhere else. And workers are taking note.""
    https://www.indystar.com/story/news...-trump-over-carrier-promises-op-ed/904789001/
     
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    Gatoravatara Protaganista

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    Fake News. It is Obummers fault. Hillary, Clinton BJ. Carter. Ted Kennedy. Beghazi. Robert Byrd-Head of the KKK.
     
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      pilot-in-fla Deplorable
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      LOL -- millions of jobs added under Trump. Economic growth far better than under Obama. But no, Trump can't control every job and every corporation in the country.
       
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      Trump can't show up at every plant everywhere in America. No one can turn this around. Just like the industrial revolution this is the tech revolution and you cannot stop progress. We need to tell our kids, like it or not, to be relevant unless they want to get a masters or doctorate and teach they need to embrace STEM fields.
       
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      We will continue to need electricians, carpenters, plumbers, appliance repair people, vehicle repair people, etc. We sure don't need any more "liberal arts" graduates with bachelors and/or masters degrees who are only qualified to work at Starbucks or McDonalds.
       
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      I"ll buy that, it's certainly had a cumulative effect.;)
       

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