Posts Tagged ‘report’

From helmets to hardhats, helping our vets succeed

The men and women who serve in our armed forces truly are heroes in every sense of the word—they exercise great courage by putting their lives on the line to protect our country and the freedoms we so often take for granted.

However, when these veterans return from their service many face poor job prospects and the threat of unemployment. In fact, according to The Washington Post, the unemployment rate among veterans who have left active duty since 2001 has steadily climbed from 9.5 percent in August to 12.1 percent in October, more than three percentage points above the civilian unemployment rate. Read more »

 

Myth busting: The “overcompensated” public employee

The Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Political Economy Research Institute recently released a fascinating report “The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees in New England.”

The report refutes claims from anti-union pundits and the media that government employees make more than private sector employees. In fact, the report’s results show that government workers at the “high-wage” level, like supervisors and managers, often make 13 percent less than their private sector counterparts. Read more »