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Wisconsin Job Security Campaign

Job Security is National Security!

The Wisconsin Job Security Coalition (WJSC) is a statewide coalition formed to protect and strengthen quality employment opportunities throughout Wisconsin. The WJSC unites Peace Action WI and our fellow peace organizations with workers, business owners, legislators and community organizations in the understanding that our state’s economic future rests on a multi-faceted initiative to ensure fair, equitable and accessible jobs for Wisconsin families.

Peace Action Wisconsin’s Defense Transition Campaign

Every year the amount of defense dollars coming into Wisconsin is declining resulting in thousands of hard working Wisconsinites losing their jobs through no fault of their own.

We need to protect Wisconsin’s workers and strengthen our state’s economy by reducing our dependence on military production and transition to a more competitive and sustainable economic future.

Through the WJSC, Peace Action WI is joining with workers, business owners, legislators and residents to implement defense transition initiatives to assist defense-contract dependent companies and communities.

Demand that our State Legislature take action to protect Wisconsin’s workers!

Sign the WJSC Petition:

Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Industry is being crippled by the lack of defense transition planning. By the end of this year, 30,000 jobs will be lost, and $3 Billion will have disappeared from our economy, leaving hardworking Wisconsinites holding the empty bag.

Sign on and support our legislators in implementing defense transition planning to ensure Wisconsin residents have a say in their future, and their childrens’ future.

Protect Wisconsin’s workers!


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Click here to learn more about how military spending affects Wisconsin’s economy
and why we need defense transition planning

-Wisconsin Job Security Updates-

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