President-Elect Trump trying to get Carrier to keep jobs in Indiana

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(AP) President-elect Donald Trump didn’t take off all of Thanksgiving Day while enjoying a long holiday weekend with his family.

Trump said he was trying to stop the makers of Carrier air conditioners from relocating its Indianapolis manufacturing operations to a company facility in Mexico.

United Steelworkers Local 1999 president Chuck Jones says that during the union’s last meeting three months ago with the company, Carrier representatives indicated they planned to proceed with the move to Mexico between mid-2017 and early 2019.

Jones said Friday that he doesn’t want the plant’s workers to get their hopes up, but said “some hope is better than none at all.”

Meanwhile, his transition team was stepping up its effort to raise money for inaugural festivities. And Trump offered a holiday prayer for a politically divided nation.

After Thanksgiving Day, Trump and his transition team are expected to turn their attention back to building his administration. Two possible appointments loom: retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Ben Carson as secretary of housing and urban development and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross Jr. as commerce secretary.

The most recent Cabinet-level picks to be announced were South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos to lead the Education Department.

 

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