Posts tagged "benefits"

The controversial Wisconsin budget reform saves teachers’ jobs.

The Brown Deer (Wisconsin) school superintendent long had been negotiating with his teachers’ union in an attempt to file a budget hole. The union wouldn’t budget, so the superintend had no other choice but to lay off 27 teachers–some of them friends. But with the new bargaining law, passed with such passionate teacher union opposition,... Read more »

Illinois government workers paid better than private sector workers

This is a hotly debated subject with both sides of this fight presenting their own studies. This latest one comes from the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think tank. Among its key findings: Compensation per state government employee averaged $69,500, which is 23 percent more than the private sector worker average of $56,500. Much of... Read more »

Need a better job? See Uncle Sam

Next time you hear a federal worker moaning about how tough he has it, take note of this: Federal jobs outpay their private sector counterparts 83 percent of the time, according to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to federal data, a cook on the federal payroll will make roughly $15,000 more than one... Read more »
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