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In recent years, public employees have consistently made sacrifices to help fix state budgets – agreeing to benefit and pay freezes, furloughs, and higher contributions to retirement plans. But these hardworking middle class public servants – teachers, firefighters, social workers, and police officers – are still being targeted for more cuts. Contrary to the outrageous rhetoric calling public workers overpaid, study after study shows that these workers make significantly less than private-sector workers in similar jobs, even when factoring in benefits. Public servants didn’t get us into this mess, and scapegoating them won’t create jobs or rebuild the middle class. 

Date Item Title
January 19, 2011 Public Employees and Collective Bargaining: A Literature Review
January 20, 2011 Misunderstandings Regarding State Debt, Pensions, and Retiree Health Costs Create Unnecessary Alarm
September 15, 2010 Debunking the Myth of the Overcompensated Public Employee
August 01, 2003 Public Service Public Savings: Case Studies in Labor-Management Initiatives in Four Public Services
May 01, 1996 Working Together for Public Service
 
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