As the large-scale ground wars of the last decade wind down,
Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry is being crippled by the decline in federal defense contracts.
We must ACT NOW to assist our community’s transition to civilian production
News: Oshkosh Corp. Laying off 760 From Defense Division
Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, or 29 percent of the group’s workforce, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles. […] “We need to reshape our workforce with U.S. defense spending down as a result of tight […]
News: Wisconsin 2nd in U.S. in job losses last month, new estimates show
The Wisconsin losses included an estimated 7,900 government jobs, 5,000 jobs in professional or business services and 2,200 in manufacturing. By Mike Ivey, The Capital Times, 3/30/2014 Read the full article here Wisconsin was second in the nation in total job losses last month, a somewhat surprising development considering the state’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest […]
Sign up NOW to Join a Peace Voter Canvass Crew!
Join a Peace Voter Canvass Crew and Hit the Streets for Peace! Register voters and discuss our Wisconsin Job Security Campaign with our community. Canvassing kicks off in April with crews pounding the pavement every Saturday afternoon. It’s fun and effective so sign up now! –Canvassing neighborhoods –Registering voters –Educating voters about peace issues –Turning out the […]
What is Economic Conversion?
Economic Conversion (Defense Transition) initiatives establish a commission composed of government, business, labor, education and community organization representatives to develop a plan for transitioning businesses and economic sectors away from dependence on Department of Defense contracts and toward more sustainable production for the civilian economy. Declining contracts to the state have already resulted in thousands […]
News: Nationwide rise in income inequality seen in Milwaukee
A recent study released by the Brookings Institution found that Milwaukee has seen a larger increase in income inequality than almost any other city in the nation during the past several years. by Kevin Heitzer, The Badger Herald, Feb 24, 2014 A recent study released by the Brookings Institution found that Milwaukee has seen a larger increase in income inequality […]
Announcement: Peace Action WI Launches Wisconsin Job Security Coalition
Peace Action WI is excited to announce the launching of the Wisconsin Job Security Coalition! The WJSC aims protect and strengthen quality employment opportunities throughout Wisconsin. Long term trends and recent economic vacillations are severely impacting Wisconsin residents’ access to good paying economic opportunities. Job growth has been concentrated in low-wage sectors and those who […]