A University of South Carolina legal workplace expert said President-elect Donald Trump
Trump announced a deal this week that he hopes will keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, where his Vice-President-elect Mike Pence is governor. The president-elect drew national attention to air conditioning manufacturer Carrier, which had indicated it planned to move roughly 1,400 jobs from Indiana to Monterrey, Mexico. Carrier confirmed the agreement on Tuesday, saying it will keep nearly 1,000 of those jobs in Indianapolis after coming to an agreement with Trump and Pence about its federal contracts. Details of the deal will be announced Thursday.
Law professor Joe Seiner told South Carolina Radio Network that if Trump can deliver on assurances from the campaign, like bringing an increase in manufacturing jobs to the country, it’s a win-win situation for the president-elect.
“We’re going to have wait to see if that actually plays itself out. Obviously, if it does, that’s a great thing,” said Seiner.
Seiner said Trump has to actually take the presidency before anything can happen on a national level. “It’s really going to be a wait-and-see game at this point. I think everybody just has to stay optimistic,” Seiner said.
Trump will have a host of other labor issues before him that are facing the American worker when he takes office, such as efforts by President Obama’s Labor Department to raise the minimum wage and increased civil rights protections in the workplace.