Gov. Walker: White House Interested in Wisconsin Union Law

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence about how the White House can implement pieces of the Republican governor’s contentious policy that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.

Union membership in Wisconsin has declined nearly 40-percent since the law’s passage in 2011. Just 8-percent of the state’s workforce is in a union.

Walker said, Wednesday, that Pence has expressed interest before on the law and they talked last week about “how they may take bits and pieces of what we did” and “apply it at the national level.”

Walker says he’s willing to offer assistance should President Donald Trump’s administration decide to implement something similar.

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