Senator Ron Johnson Says He Won’t Help Bring 1,000 Good Jobs to Oshkosh
Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale released the following statement after Senator Ron Johnson confirmed he will not urge Oshkosh Corp. to manufacture the next generation of U.S. postal service trucks in Wisconsin. Manufacturing the new postal service vehicles out-of-state is expected to cost Wisconsin over 1,000 good union jobs:
“Senator Ron Johnson has turned his back on the people of Wisconsin. He is so out of touch that he won’t even lift one finger to help secure over 1,000 good union jobs for his hometown of Oshkosh. The hardworking men and women of UAW Local 578, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and the entire labor movement have been fighting for months to manufacture the next generation of USPS delivery vehicles in Oshkosh where we can build it better and build it union.
Wisconsin workers deserve better from Senator Johnson. UAW Local 578 members who work at Oshkosh Corp. in Wisconsin are highly skilled and are ready and able to build the new USPS delivery fleet right here in Wisconsin. We urge Senator Johnson to reverse course and join Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin workers in the fight to secure good jobs for our state.”