One of the biggest stories out of the weekend was that the #Carrier air conditioning company has decided to reconsider their plans to move 1,000 jobs to Mexico. After #Donald Trump announced that he reached a deal with Carrier to keep most of those jobs in the state, the company has decided that they will still close an additional plant and outsource other jobs instead.
Carrier on Trump
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump singled out the Carrier air conditioning company after they announced that a plant in Indiana would be closed, with 1,000 jobs being relocated to Mexico in a cost-saving business decision. Trump was critical of the company, but tweeted earlier this week that he reached a deal that will prevent the outsourcing. While most of the jobs will be stating in the states, Carrier was able to cut costs in a different way. As reported by The Hill on December 1, over 1,000 jobs will still be sent south of the border despite the Trump deal.
Donald Trump appeared at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday to officially address the aforementioned deal. "I want to let all the other companies now that we are going to do great things for business," Trump told those in attendance, before adding, "there's no reason for them to leave anymore." The billionaire real estate mogul admitted that Carrier and other companies will be paying lower taxes, and would face "consequences" if they decided to outsource. While some jobs will be staying at the plant, about 600 will still be outsourced. As part of the deal, Carrier will receive $7 million in tax breaks over the next 10 years.
Don't let Trump's propaganda blind you to the truth... Huntington plant looks to be left out of Trump's Carrier deal https://t.co/mEG745UAyn— Beth M (@BethMilstein) December 1, 2016
Not so fast
Despite the jobs being saved in the Trump deal, an additional Carrier air conditioning plant in Huntington, Indiana will be closing, with 700 additional jobs being moved to Mexico. "Huntington plant worker Mike Harmon said Trump only talked during his campaign about the Indianapolis factory and he feels the Huntington employees were forgotten," the Indianapolis Business Journal writes. The Huntington plant closure was also reported in The Hill, as well as Reuters. During his victory speech in Indiana, Donald Trump failed to mention the Huntington factory closing and jobs being outsourced.
The announcement was not welcomed by critics of the new president-elect, with Sen. #Bernie Sanders slamming the deal in an op-ed for The Washington Post on Thursday. "Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut," Sanders wrote, adding, "Wow!"