The city of Madison is making plans to deal with the huge economic blow caused by last week’s announcement that the Oscar Mayer plant is closing. Mayor Paul Soglin held a City Hall press conference Monday. He says right now that is focus on trying to keep Oscar Mayer here. But if not, Soglin says his goal to take care of the workers and families and related businesses that are impacted on Madison’s North and North East Sides.
Soglin says he talked with Governor Walker about getting help for displaced Oscar employees from the state Workforce Development Department, and said the Governor promised to look into it. Asked if Madison did everything it could have to prevent the plant closing, Soglin just said “the city made no mistakes.”