Public employee salaries, pensions far outpace private sector’s

by News on October 5, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, Pensions, State and Local, Union Contracting Privileges

By John Smith/ 

For decades, I was told by friends who work in local government that they were entitled to higher job benefits than private sector workers because they received less in terms of salary.

Why is it I don’t hear that anymore? It’s because these days the numbers decisively show that most government workers earn more pay than their counterparts in private sector jobs, and earn far more in benefits, too. In fact, the benefits are four times greater for federal workers than private industry workers.

Even union-friendly media are turning a critical eye to public sector unions, who throw up picket lines and pack the halls of government to bleed dry the American taxpayer.

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