Chuck Jones vs. Donald Trump: A window on future union relations?

The subject of president-elect Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rant is Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999.

The union represents employees of Carrier furnace plant, which was slated to relocate many of its jobs to Mexico until Mr. Trump negotiated a deal to keep them in the United States. But Mr. Jones says that the president-elect lied about the number of jobs that were actually saved by the deal.

“He didn’t tell the truth. He inflated the numbers and I called him out on it,” Jones said on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday morning. “You hear all the time how much of a skilled negotiator that he is. You know, he says about himself. So, I’ve been in a lot of negotiations as a union representative. So, I would have to assume that he sure as the world either knew the precise numbers or most certainly should have.” READ MORE.

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