President-elect Donald Trump touted his plan to save 1,000 jobs at Carrier in Indiana and talked up his plans to reform business taxes and cut regulations. But critics say what Trump did at Carrier is a slippery slope.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Indianapolis factory say they’re hopeful the deal President-elect Donald Trump brokered to reverse some job cuts there can be repeated elsewhere.
Carrier plant forklift driver Robert James says he’s happy about Thursday’s announcement but disappointed that perhaps 400 jobs at the 1,400-worker factory will still be lost to Mexico.
James says he wants to give Trump a chance to stop other factory closings even as he worries the Carrier decision might be one-shot deal.
Jeffery Blackford is a 25-year employee of Carrier and wore a red Trump baseball cap to Trump’s announcement. Blackford says he believes Trump is letting corporations know they can’t leave America.
A Carrier spokesman says the company received $7 million in state tax incentives to keep the factory running.
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