WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico.
Trump tweeted Wednesday evening: “Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!”
That local branch of USW represents workers at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant.
Jones told The Washington Post in a story published Tuesday that Trump lied about how many Carrier jobs were saved by the deal, which included $7 million in state tax incentives.
He accused Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence of staging “a dog and pony show” around the Carrier deal.