United Technologies, Carrier’s parent company, is laying off another 700 workers right up the road from the Carrier plant in Huntington. And Rexnord, another plant in Indianapolis, just closed its doors, too.Workers at both plants hoped that Trump would come to the rescue, but he never showed up.Beyond Indiana, workers across the country feel like they too are victims of a false Trumpian bargain, in which they were invited to trade their votes to keep their jobs.In fact, according to new research conducted by Good Jobs Nation, more than 91,000 jobs have been sent overseas since Trump was elected, the highest rate of jobs lost to outsourcing in five years.This summer, I traveled across the Midwest, from Indianapolis to Kalamazoo to Racine, to talk with hundreds of manufacturing workers who lost their jobs to foreign countries. Many of them (some wearing “Make AmericaGreat Again” hats) agreed that Trump hasn’t lived up to his end of the deal.“I don’t think he’s really going to come through, even though I hoped he would,” one laid-off worker told me. Last year, after Trump announced his Carrier “victory,”I decided that I had to speak out.I said that “Trump was lying his a– off” about saving all the Carrier jobs: We had met with Carrier hours before Trump’s speech, and they gave us the job numbers they expected to preserve, but when Trump got on stage, he gave wildly inflated numbers.Trump took to Twitter to attack me, claiming that I’m terrible at my job and that the loss of jobs in Indiana is my fault.But I stand by my words: A year after his election, Trump continues to lie about his commitment to saving jobs at Carrier or anywhere else.And workers are taking note.Chuck Jones was formerly the president of United Steelworkers 1999.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes It was a symbolic moment that cemented Trump’s campaign image as a working-class champion – a blue-collar billionaire who would stand with workers, not CEOs.I have been a worker at the Rexnord plant in Indianapolis for 48 years, and president of United Steel Workers Local 1999 for more than 30.As the leader of the union representing the Carrier workers, I was part of the negotiations with the company regarding the coming layoffs when Trump intervened.Standing in front of the president-elect at Carrier during Trump’s first victory rally after the 2016 election, I realized that he was delivering a powerful message of hope not only to Carrier workers, but also to all working people in America: You finally have a president who will fight for the interests of ordinary workers, Trump seemed to say.A year later, we feel betrayed.Carrier has announced that more than 600 workers are being laid off, with the last line scheduled to work their final shift right after the holidays.The workers at Carrier aren’t the only ones who feel victimized by Trump’s false promises. Categories: Editorial, OpinionAt the Carrier plant on the west side of Indianapolis, we’re coming up on a bitter anniversary.One year ago this week, President-elect Donald Trump stood before hundreds of cheering workers and declared that he had saved our jobs from moving to Mexico. “He pulled a bait-and-switch on us,” another said.Workers know that Trump has the power to stop offshoring. His victory lap in Indianapolis said as much.As president of the United States, he can tell federal contractors like United Technologies that our tax dollars will not fund corporations that continue to offshore jobs.But Trump has failed to take action.In fact, the new report by Good Jobs Nation shows that the pace of offshoring by major federal contractors is accelerating under Trump.Since Trump moved into the White House, corporations that offshore American jobs have received $21 billion in lucrative federal contracts, meaning that the federal government is rewarding companies that send jobs overseas.The truth is that even though Trump has signed more than 100 executive orders since he took office, he has yet to sign a single one to stop offshoring by federal contractors.
Inside 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.The architecturally designed home is set over three levels on a 1,087sq m waterfront block. Mr Ward said the home had to feel open and spacious to allow for light and ventilation. “We wanted total natural light from sun-up to sundown,” he said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The master suite at 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.“And full access to the children – that’s why there’s such a big void throughout the levels of the home. Inside 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.Other features include the in-ground swimming pool and poolside deck, media room, gym room, wine cellar and private jetty and pontoon. 61 Gillian St, Norman ParkDesigned with uncompromising quality, 61 Gillian St, Norman Park is a luxurious inner-city home. A bird’s eye view of 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.“We wanted to have constant contact with them, no matter where they were in the house.”The impressive home has five bedrooms, including a master suite with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, four bathrooms and two-car garage, indoor kitchen plus an additional outdoor kitchen for entertaining. The home at 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.Mr Ward said the family had enjoyed making use of the property’s waterfront position.“It’s so handy having water access,” Mr Ward said.“Our boys ride their tinnies to and from school. The home at 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.Owners Austin and Angela Ward said it was the size and position of the land that prompted them to buy the former Fleming Boat Building Yard 13 years ago, and build their dream home. Direct water access from 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.“We also have a house over on Moreton Island, and we just jump on the boat from our backyard and off we go.”Mr Ward said his favourite part of the house was the rear deck overlooking the water.“We’re surrounded by mangroves, so the home is very private and peaceful. “It feels like your own resort, like you’re somewhere remote.“It’s like an inner-city getaway.”
Contact was lost with the Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop just before 15:00 local time (06:00 GMT) after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura. The plane was flying to the town of Oksibil in the south of the region. A search for the missing plane was suspended at dusk and will continue on Monday morning, rescuers said. It is carrying 44 adult passengers, five children and infants, and five crew.Air transport is commonly used in Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost province, where land travel is often impossible. It was not immediately clear if search efforts would continue into the night in the densely forested mountainous region where the aircraft was traveling. According to the Aviation Safety Network, an online database, the ATR 42-300 had its first flight 27 years ago. ATR is a joint venture between Airbus (AIR.PA) and Alenia Aermacchi, a subsidiary of Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI) .Trigana has been on the EU blacklist of banned carriers since 2007. Airlines on the list are barred from operating in European airspace due to either concerns about its safety standards, or concerns about the regulatory environment in its country of registration. An Indonesian domestic flight with 54 people on board lost contact with air traffic control in Papua province Sunday afternoon, the nation’s search and rescue agency said on Twitter.