UAW Local 578 will be hosting a rally on Saturday, February 26, at noon at 1917 Four Wheel Dr. in Oshkosh to call for the next generation of USPS delivery vehicle to be built union-made in Oshkosh. Stand in solidarity as we join together to call on Oshkosh Corporation to build the next generation of postal vehicles union-made in Wisconsin.
Building the USPS vehicles in Oshkosh is estimated to create over 1,000 good union jobs.
WHAT: Rally to Bring the USPS Truck to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 26
WHERE: 1917 Four Wheel Drive, Oshkosh
PARKING: There will be two parking locations to shuttle to the rally. Parking/Shuttle Pickup Area 1, The Bar, at 825 N. Washburn St, Oshkosh WI, 54904. And the Bus-Car Parking/Shuttle Pickup Area 2, Extreme Custom/Rogan's Shoes Parking Lot, 2145 S. Koehler St, Oshkosh WI, 54902. If arriving at a pickup area text (920) 385-6534 with area for pick up.
Last year, Oshkosh Corporation was awarded a government contract to build new mail trucks for the U.S. Postal Service. Despite a long history and proud history of successfully building high-quality vehicles for the United States, Oshkosh Corporation announced that the trucks would be built at a location outside of their union facility in Wisconsin.
The UAW, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and the entire labor movement have been leading the charge for months to build the new USPS truck union-made in Wisconsin. Senator Tammy Baldwin has pledged to do all that she can to bring the trucks and the jobs to Wisconsin.
Unfortunately, Senator Ron Johnson recently announced he would not help to create good jobs in his hometown of Oshkosh in regards to Oshkosh Truck, saying on February 5, “It’s not like we don’t have enough jobs in Wisconsin. [...] I wouldn’t demand that anything be manufactured here.”
Mark your calendars and come out to Oshkosh as we stand together to call for the next generation of USPS vehicles to be built union-made in Wisconsin.