At the time of the announcement, Mr. Trump boasted, “And by the way, that number [number of jobs saved] is going to go up very substantially as they expand this area, this plant,” then-President-elect said. “So the 1,100 is going to be a minimum number.”
In December 2016, President-Elect Trump and management of Carrier supposedly worked out a deal to prevent employee layoffs. According to CNBC, the deal between Trump and Carrier did not work out as expected.
“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences. It’s not gonna happen,” he said at the time.
Robert James, president of the local union, said the jobs are going to Monterrey, Mexico.
“That is what he said was not going to happen. That’s what he told all of us.” He continued, “And a lot of these people voted for Mr. Trump [with the understanding that he would save their jobs].”
Carrier will keep the $7 million in business incentives that the State of Indiana gave it in order to prevent the previous layoffs. The company expects to invest more money into automation.