U.S. lawmakers ask Oshkosh for documents on USPS vehicle contract

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) – A group of U.S. lawmakers led by House Oversight chair Carolyn Maloney asked Oshkosh Corp if it sought to avoid using union workers by deciding to build the next-generation U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles in South Carolina.

Maloney and three other lawmakers want documents by April 1 from Oshkosh detailing the decision not to build the vehicles in Wisconsin and want the company to explain how quickly and how many electric delivery vehicles it can build.

The 10-year contract with Oshkosh’s Defense unit makes an initial $482 million investment, but it could be worth $6 billion or more for the unit to build up to 165,000 next-generation delivery vehicles.


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Of course we decided to build next generation delivery vehicle in a non Union state. We knew that would the only way to ever get vehicles built in a timely manner.

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