USW: 730 union jobs saved in Carrier deal - not 1100

President-elect Donald Trump doubled down on his threat against USA businesses that send jobs overseas on Sunday, declaring it an "expensive mistake" and warning of a huge tax if companies try to sell foreign-made goods in the U.S.

Trump, who made his pledge to keep manufacturing jobs from fleeing the country a centerpiece of his campaign, already has warned another company, Rexnord Corp, an industrial supplier based in Milwaukee that plans to move a bearings plant and its 300 jobs from in to Mexico.

Trump tweets "there will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35 percent for these companies wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C. units, etc., back across the border". The lobby of the Times building is open to the public, and a large crowd had gathered by the time he departed.

The tax would make leaving "financially hard", Trump also said in Twitter posts. "Trump made a promise that he would save all of these jobs, and we can not rest until an ironclad contract is signed to ensure that all of these workers are able to continue working in IN without having their pay or benefits slashed".

"He said, 'We are going to do a lot of things in this country that are going to make it a lot more conducive to manufacturing".

Carrier Corp., the maker of air conditioners that was persuaded by President-elect Donald Trump to abort plans to eliminate manufacturing operations at an Indianapolis factory, is increasing prices to stay competitive as higher costs weigh on the industry. During his run, he repeatedly railed against Carrier for its plan to move the Indianapolis gas-furnace factory to Mexico.

United Technologies Corp's (N:) chief executive told CNBC the company got a "good deal" with President-elect Donald Trump that allowed it to shift most jobs at two IN plants to Mexico.

But what's worse, the Carrier deal sends a bad message to other companies in IN like TRW or Rexnord who've also announced pending closures: Trump's plan to make the U.S. more competitive will be negotiated one company at a time. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in a Washington Post op-ed, said it "signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives".

Backing Trump's position on "Sunday Morning Futures", Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, said Americans should be "prepared to pay a little bit more for imported products" as a trade-off for more jobs at home. 'This is happening all over our country.

Some conservatives came out against Trump's intervening with Carrier, saying that it goes against the principles of a free market.

The United Steelworkers union said Monday that the deal will save roughly 800 jobs total including 730 union jobs, while 550 will still be lost through layoffs and attrition, numbers that square with initial reporting on the deal but are lower than the 1,100 jobs figure that Carrier and Trump bragged about when they announced the deal last week.