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Trump's Carrier coup reveals credibility gap between Twitter rhetoric and economic reality

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In a political coup, President-elect Donald Trump says that his transition team has struck a deal with Carrier's Indianapolis plant to keep 1,000 jobs in the state.
Big day on Thursday for Indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state.We will keep our companies and jobs in the U.S. Thanks Carrier
- Donald J. Trump November 30, 2016
This builds on Trump's recent tweets directed at the air-conditioner maker and Ford , as he sought to deliver on a campaign promise and reverse what his populist predecessor Ross Perot termed a NAFTA-spawned “ giant sucking...
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'We do feel forgotten': About 1,300 Carrier company employees will still lose their jobs, despite Trump's deal

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Sarah Rice/Getty Images While hundreds of Carrier employees are celebrating the news that their jobs are staying in Indiana, not everyone in the company's employment was spared.
Carrier's parent company, United Technologies, is still going forward with its plan to close its Huntington, Indiana, plant and outsource 700 jobs to Mexico, according to local media reports.
United originally announced its decision to relocate the Huntington plant, United Technologies Electronic Controls, on the same day in February it revealed the Indianapolis plant's closure.
President-elect Donald Trump spent...
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What Trump actually needs to do to help manufacturing, according to Carrier workers

What Trump actually needs to do to help manufacturing, according to Carrier workers

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AP Photo/Evan Vucci News that the air conditioning manufacturer Carrier will keep roughly 1,000 jobs in the US instead of moving them to Mexico is certainly a win for President-elect Donald Trump. It's also a victory for the workers whose jobs were at stake.
But for the manufacturing industry as a whole, which has suffered from massive job cuts in recent decades, the reality is much more complicated.
T.J. Bray, who has worked at Carrier's Indianapolis factory for 14 years, said he was "shocked and excited" when the news broke that Carrier had agreed to keep some jobs in Indianapolis.
"It...
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TRUMP: Companies won't leave US anymore 'without consequences'

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President-elect Donald Trump warned at Carrier's Indiana plant on Thursday that US-based corporations would not be able to outsource their jobs to other countries without facing ramifications under his administration.
“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences,” Trump said before workers assembled at the Indianapolis plant.
“Not going to happen. It's not going to happen, I'll tell you right now,” he added.
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United Technologies CEO Gregory Hayes announced on Thursday that Carrier would keep approximately 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis after talking...
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The moment when 1,400 Carrier workers first learned their jobs were moving to Mexico

The moment when 1,400 Carrier workers first learned their jobs were moving to Mexico

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Screenshot via YouTube Carrier employees are rejoicing Donald Trump's announcement on Thursday that their company will be keeping more than 1,000 jobs in Indiana.
It's a reversal from Carrier's statement nearly a year ago that the Indianapolis-based air-conditioning company would relocate its plant to Monterrey, Mexico, starting in 2017.
In a video that went viral in February, company president Chris Nelson can be seen delivering the bad news to a large crowd of employees.
The crowd erupted into anger, reacting to Nelson's announcement with jeers and obscenities.
One person could be seen...
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