Union leaders hate Scott Walker.
The numbers tell why.
Union officials declined to release precise membership data but confirmed in interviews that enrollment is dramatically lower since the new law was signed in 2011.
The state branch of the National Education Association, once 100,000 strong, has seen its membership drop by a third. The American Federation of Teachers, which organized in the college system, saw a 50 percent decline. The 70,000-person membership in the state employees union has fallen by 70 percent.
Walker's reforms didn't make it illegal to join unions.
He just removed their ability to have dues taken from employees paychecks automatically.
When given a choice, former union members decided to keep their money instead of giving it to the union.