Steelworkers Union Chief Stands By Criticism Of Trump’s Carrier Claim | WBEZ
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Steelworkers Union Chief Stands By Criticism Of Trump's Carrier Claim

The head of a steelworkers union in Indiana said he is not backing down after being criticized on Twitter by President-elect Donald Trump. 

Last week, Trump stood before workers at Carrier in Indianapolis to announce 1,100 jobs were not leaving for Mexico. Chuck Jones, who heads the union that represents the workers, was critical of the claim, saying the actual number is about 800. Jones said Trump also didn’t mention hundreds of other jobs that are still leaving for Mexico. 

Trump took to Twitter saying Jones had done a terrible job representing workers. Jones, meanwhile, said he plans to keep fighting.

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