MADISON, Wis. – Yesterday, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and UAW Leaders, President Bob Lynk, and Chief Steward Timothy Jacobson, held a press call discussing the positive impact bringing more than 1,000 manufacturing jobs to Oshkosh would have on the community. On the same day, Senator Johnson doubled down on his remarks that he would not fight to bring those jobs to his hometown.

 

See more below about what the speakers had to say:

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “’I’m very disappointed that Senator Johnson doesn’t support creating jobs in his own hometown instead of South Carolina. And I want the trucks built in Oshkosh with Wisconsin workers,’ Baldwin said during a media briefing arranged by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin…During a radio interview Thursday with WIND-AM in Chicago, Johnson contended he was ‘bushwhacked’ by a reporter Saturday, and yet doubled down on his comments: ‘I said, ‘listen, it’s not like we don’t have enough jobs in Wisconsin. The number one problem for employers in Wisconsin is they can’t find enough workers. So I also am concerned about … efficiently and effectively using taxpayer money, and that’s what Oshkosh Corp. has done.’”

 

Cap Times: “’I want Oshkosh Defense to manufacture trucks in Oshkosh with Wisconsin workers,’ Baldwin said during a virtual news conference. ‘The opportunity to build the new USPS trucks is the kind of rare opportunity that states yearn for to boost their local economies.’… ‘It’s not like we don’t have enough jobs here in Wisconsin…’ Johnson said. … [Bob] Lynk told reporters it’s ‘absurd’ to think Wisconsin doesn’t need more jobs. [Tim] Jacobson noted that skilled workers who have been laid off in recent years — including from Oshkosh Corp. — are looking for opportunities to put their talents to work. ‘We already felt the pain of outsourcing to other countries — now we’re fighting against having our jobs outsourced to another state,’ Jacobson said. ‘We expect a company that’s named after our hometown would have the decency to keep the jobs here.’”

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