Group Of Unemployed Workers Say Trump Has Not Kept His Promise

‘Good Jobs Nation’ is following Trump to Erie to ask he take action to keep jobs in the US

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – President Trump has been talking constantly about how strong the economy has been and an unemployment rate at the lowest it’s been in 49 years.

But one group of unemployed “working-class voters” are challenging his claims that “jobs are pouring back” and that the “economy is booming”.

The group of workers, some from General Motors in Lordstown, OH and Honeywell in South Bend, IN along with others, are following the president to some of his campaign rallies, including one Wednesday evening in Erie.  They are “demanding” he sign an executive order to stop the outsourcing of federal contractor jobs to other countries.

Tom Wolikow, who was laid off by General Motors tells the KDKA Radio Afternoon News, “President Trump, he might have created a lot of jobs in other parts of the United States but in my area the Youngstown area, I’m seeing so many jobs leaving its ridiculous.”

Wolikow adds, “I actually worked for General Motors for nine years, my fiancée and I met there and be both got laid off on January 20, 2017.”

Wolikow goings on to say, don’t get me wrong President Trump has created a lot of jobs, but a lot of these jobs are low paying.

“I have seen way more job loss than jobs created and a lot of jobs in our area are low paying, minimum wages jobs.”

Listen to the full interview with Tom Wolikow below.

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