Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2016
Why did the President-Elect of the United States decide to say that a local union president is doing a bad job? Because Jones had the courage to call out Trump's bad math buried deep in the Carrier deal saying that the PEOTUS "lied his ass off" about the deal.
Chuck Jones tells it like it is. He doesn't filter his language.
Since Trump's tweet, Jones says he's been getting death threats aimed at him and his family. Jones has also seen a throng of defenders tweet, Facebook and voice their support for him.
Chuck Jones is a man of integrity who ALWAYS puts the interest of workers first. To say otherwise is not only false, it's infuriating.— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) December 8, 2016
Trump should support guys like Chuck Jones. Jones is a man who represents many of the working class folks that crossed over and voted for Trump in areas of the United States like Indiana. Calling Jones out for being the cause of jobs leaving the United States is asinine, especially when the Governor of the State of Indiana is the guy you picked for Vice President!
Anyway, knowing Chuck Jones, he's no shrinking violet. This will only make Chuck mad as hell, and that's not good for Trump, who had grudgingly drawn some praise from Jones on the initial announcement that 1,100 jobs were staying in Indiana. As it turns out, that was a fool's gold number. Only about 500 jobs are sticking around and the rest, including jobs in Huntington, Indiana, are moving out while Carrier's parent company collects a big check from the taxpayers of Indiana to further automate its operation.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy Hoosiers will still be employed here, but I'm not going to rush out and install a Carrier product in my home.
As for Chuck Jones, he'll go back to helping those people whose jobs are heading out of town while continuing to negotiate for better wages, working conditions, and deals for working people. As for Trump, he'll probably continue to bully regular people on social media like a high school sophomore.
Now we know why Judge Joseph Wapner (yeah, he's still around) will be Trump's first Supreme Court nominee. He's been too busy to do the real work of the office because he's been attacking real people on Twitter. "He needs to worry about getting his Cabinet filled and leave me alone," said Jones to the Washington Post.