Contact: August McGinnity-Wake
Yesterday, Foxconn announced it no longer plans to build LCD screens at its Mount Pleasant site and is instead shifting to focus on research and engineering. Republicans promised Wisconsinites good-paying manufacturing jobs at a state-of-the-art Foxconn facility. It was made clear yesterday that they were wrong.
Gina Walkington, candidate for State Assembly in the 64th District, released the following statement:
“I’ve had concerns about the Foxconn deal from the beginning. I hoped they would deliver. I hoped that residents of the 64th District would have the opportunity for good-paying manufacturing jobs. Foxconn made a promise to Wisconsinites, and they’ve broken that promise. We need to salvage what is left of this deal – particularly holding Foxconn accountable on their promise to create local jobs and accessible job training for local workers – but we need to recognize Foxconn is no longer negotiating in good faith.”