Ron Johnson Campaign Tour a Map of Outsourced Wisconsin

Touting his manufacturing credentials from a factory in Oshkosh, Senator Ron Johnson launched his re-election campaign with a week-long tour of Wisconsin. However, Senator Johnson remained silent on the biggest threat to Wisconsin’s remaining manufacturing jobs, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Sen. Johnson previously supported fast-track authority for the TPP, and has taken a number of other votes that side with the CEOs of multinational corporations over Wisconsin workers.

The route of Johnson’s campaign tour illustrates the devastation that has been wrought by trade policies which stack the deck against Wisconsin workers. The cities Senator Johnson will visit this week have seen as many as one-third of their manufacturing jobs leave since 2000.

“No matter how much Ron Johnson trumpets manufacturing, his failure to oppose rigged trade deals that enable the outsourcing of Wisconsin jobs speaks volumes about whose side he is really on,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “We need Senators who will fight to end the economic treason against working families, and begin to build an economy that expands opportunity for everyone in America.”

Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 robert.kraig@citizenactionwi.org, Kevin Kane (414) 550-8280 kevin.kane@citizenactionwi.org

Table 1: Manufacturing Jobs and Establishments lost since 2000 

  Manufacturing Jobs Private Manufacturing Establishments
Adams Co -105 jobs -1 establishments
Ashland Co -511 -1
Barron Co -1,114 -9
Bayfield Co -18 2
Brown Co -3,953 -2
Buffalo Co -181 0
Burnett Co -143 -3
Calumet Co -1,506 -4
Chippewa Co -1,431 -12
Clark Co -2 -22
Columbia Co 225 -8
Crawford Co -200 -7
Dane Co -6,775 -111
Dodge Co -3,516 -38
Door Co 448 -3
Douglas Co 104 -4
Dunn County 463 9
Eau Claire Co -197 -18
Florence Co -66 2
Fond du Lac Co -3,519 -8
Forest Co -126 -5
Grant Co -1,107 -5
Green Co 320 6
Green Lake Co -465 -19
Iowa Co 397 0
Iron Co -211 -4
Jackson Co 0 4
Jefferson Co -3,225 -6
Juneau Co -782 1
Kenosha Co -5,465 -49
Kewaunee Co -151 -2
La Crosse Co -2,546 -21
Lafayette Co 70 2
Langlade Co -329 -5
Lincoln Co -1,328 -14
Manitowoc Co -3,399 -18
Marathon Co -2,962 12
Marinette Co -136 0
Marquette Co -47 -8
Menominee Co * *
Milwaukee Co -28,645 -518
Monroe Co 250 1
Oconto Co -976 -14
Oneida Co -412 -10
Outagamie Co -1,143 17
Ozaukee Co -2,970 -40
Pepin Co -24 -2
Pierce Co * *
Polk Co -558 -1
Portage Co -2,537 0
Price Co -109 -1
Racine Co -5,333 -88
Richland Co -248 2
Rock Co -8,662 -67
Rusk Co -460 -8
St. Croix Co -980 3
Sauk Co -965 -15
Sawyer Co 113 -4
Shawano Co -512 -13
Sheboygan Co -7,060 -55
Taylor Co -992 -6
Trempealeau Co 1,336 -9
Vernon Co -72 8
Vilas Co * *
Walworth Co -747 -23
Washburn Co 87 -11
Washington Co -2,209 -41
Waukesha Co -10,687 -205
Waupaca Co 405 -19
Waushara Co 120 -5
Winnebago Co -8,169 6
Wood Co -3,548 1
UNKNOWN Co -220 -8

Source: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. September 2000 to September 2015, most recent source of the data.

* - data could not be access for this period

 

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