Gov. Walker Tours Western Wisconsin To Meet With Workers

Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

On Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker came to western Wisconsin to talk with workers in the state. Walker, who has had his fights with the unions, was willing to meet with union members at a plant in New Richmond. Walker’s goal was to have an open question and answer period with these workers, with the hope of generating ideas and getting feedback. He’s calling it ‘Talk with Walker.’

He got hit with a few tough questions from the more than 200 employees that greeted Governor Walker at Bosch Packaging Technology. The Governor dubbed it a brainstorming session.

One worker asked the Governor if the right to work developments in Michigan could have Wisconsin following the same pattern. Walker said he wouldn’t push such an agenda in Wisconsin, adding that he would “encourage the legislature not to act on anything close to that” because “I think that would be a huge distraction from the five priorities we laid out.”

These priorities would be to create jobs, develop the work force, transform education, reform government and continue to invest in infrastructure.

Governor Walker was also asked about outsourcing, reciprocity, and bringing new businesses to the state. He then traveled to Trego for another ‘Talk with Walker’ event.

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