Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rep. Taylor: Urges Swift and Aggressive Action to Save 1,000 Local Jobs

MADISON – On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Kraft Heinz-Oscar Mayer will be closing their Madison plant, Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) is calling on the Governor, WEDC and the Legislature to act as aggressively and quickly as possible to save these 1,000 jobs from leaving Madison. 

“Since yesterday’s announcement, I have reached out to everyone from Governor Walker to our economic development partners to our Mayor.  Now is the time for all hands on deck action,” said Rep. Taylor.  “We need to act quickly and aggressively to save as many of these family-supporting jobs as possible.  I refuse to sit idly on the sidelines while Iowa and Illinois steal Wisconsin jobs from our workers.”

Headquartered in Madison and operating here since 1919, Oscar Mayer and its employees have served Dane County for close to 100 years. 

“This just re-emphasizes what I have been saying for months – the Republican Legislature needs to re-focus their agenda on jobs.  They are too busy talking about concealing knives and ushering in secret corporate campaign contributions as Wisconsin continues to lose jobs by thousands – with both SC Johnson and Kraft Heinz-Oscar Mayer announcing they’re moving Wisconsin jobs outside of our state in the last two days,” Rep. Taylor said. 

Rep. Taylor urges anyone who has questions or needs more information about Kraft Heinz-Oscar Mayer announcement to contact her office directly at 608-266-5342 or by email at  We will continue to serve as a resource for workers and their families during this challenging and uncertain time.


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