Posts tagged "wages"

Wisconsin okays wage freeze, new overtime rules

According to the Milwauke Journal/Sentinel: MadisonĀ – State workers will see a pay freeze for two years and tighter rules on overtime, under compensation plans a committee of state lawmakers adopted Thursday. The Joint Committee on Employment Relations passed the plans 6-2, with all six Republicans on the committee voting in favor of the proposal and... 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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