Trump Slams “Grandstanding” CEOs Who Have Quit His Council
Posted by Tyler Durden on August 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Tags: AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations, Andrew N. Liveris, Boeing, Business, Dell, Economy of the United States, General Electric, Jeff Immelt, Labor, manufacturing, RIchard Trumka, Social Issues, Trump Administration
Categories: AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations Andrew N. Liveris Boeing Business Dell Economy Economy of the United States General Electric Jeff Immelt Labor manufacturing RIchard Trumka Social Issues Trump Administration
Well, on the bright side, it took him around 12 hours to respond to last night’s resignations…
For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2017
The remaining CEOs on Trump’s council had the following to say (via Business Insider)
- Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical Company, will remain on the council. “I condemn the violence this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and my thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and with the people of Virginia,” Liveris said in an emailed statement. “In Dow, there is no room for hatred, racism, or bigotry. Dow will continue to work to strengthen the social and economic fabric of the communities where it operates — including supporting policies that help create employment opportunities in manufacturing and rebuild the American workforce.”
- Bill Brown, Harris Corporation, did not respond to a request for comment.
- Michael Dell, Dell Technologies, will remain on the council. “While we wouldn’t comment on any member’s personal decision, there’s no change in Dell engaging with the Trump administration and governments around the world to share our perspective on policy issues that affect our company, customers, and employees,” a spokeswoman said.
- John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation, did not respond to a request for comment.
- Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation, will remain on the council. “Whirlpool Corp. believes strongly in an open and inclusive culture that respects people of all races and backgrounds,” the company said in a statement. “Our company has long fostered an environment of acceptance and tolerance in the workplace. The company will continue on the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative to represent our industry, our 15,000 US manufacturing workers, and to provide input and advice on ways to create jobs and strengthen US manufacturing competitiveness.”
- Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson, did not respond to a request for comment.
- Greg Hayes, United Technologies Corp., did not respond to a request for comment.
- Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin, declined to comment.
- Jeff Immelt, General Electric, will remain on the council. “GE has no tolerance for hate, bigotry or racism, and we strongly condemn the violent extremism in Charlottesville over the weekend,” a GE representative said in a statement. “GE is a proudly inclusive company with employees who represent all religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, and races. With more than 100,000 employees in the United States, it is important for GE to participate in the discussion on how to drive growth and productivity in the US, therefore, Jeff Immelt will remain on the Presidential Committee on American Manufacturing while he is the chairman of GE.”
- Jim Kamsickas, Dana Inc., did not respond to a request for comment.
- Rich Kyle, The Timken Company, did not respond to a request for comment.
- Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO, said the group was aware of Frazier’s decision and assessing its role. “The AFL-CIO has unequivocally denounced the actions of bigoted domestic terrorists in Charlottesville and called on the president to do the same,” Trumka said in a statement. “We are aware of the decisions by other members of the President’s Manufacturing Council, which has yet to hold any real meeting*, and are assessing our role. While the AFL-CIO will remain a powerful voice for the freedoms of working people, there are real questions into the effectiveness of this council to deliver real policy that lifts working families.”
- Thea Lee, formerly AFL-CIO, departed as the group’s deputy chief of staff, and it is unclear whether she will remain a member of the council.
- Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company, will remain on the council. “The reprehensible scenes of bigotry and hatred on display in Charlottesville over the weekend have no place in our society,” a company representative said. “Not simply because of the violence, but because the racist ideology at the center of the protests is wrong and must be condemned in no uncertain terms. Campbell has long held the belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of our business and our culture. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is unwavering, and we will remain active champions for these efforts. We believe it continues to be important for Campbell to have a voice and provide input on matters that will affect our industry, our company and our employees in support of growth. Therefore, Ms. Morrison will remain on the President’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.”
- Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing, will remain on the council.
- Doug Oberhelman, formerly Caterpillar, did not respond to a request for comment.
- Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing, was unavailable for comment.
- Michael Polk, Newell Brands, did not respond to a request for comment.
- Mark Sutton, International Paper, will remain on the council. “International Paper strongly condemns the violence that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend — there is no place for hatred, bigotry, and racism in our society,” an International Paper representative said. “We are a company that fosters an inclusive workforce where all employees are valued and treated with dignity and respect. Through our participation on the Manufacturing Jobs Council, we will work to strengthen the social and economic fabric of communities across the country by creating employment opportunities in manufacturing.”
- Inge Thulin, 3M, did not respond to a request for comment.
- Wendell Weeks, Corning, did not respond to a request for comment.
Who will be “the last CEO standing”?