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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

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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!
peace voter clipboardJoin 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?
mob cover img 5Eco­nomic 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
Wisconsin-e1300323323592Peace 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 […]