Thursday, February 24, 2011

Unionized Government Workers Paid 30 Percent More Than Private Sector

From The Wall Street Journal, "The Public Worker Gravy Train: Many government employees are paid up to 30% more than those in the private sector." by Andrew Biggs and Jason Richwine
Overall, our research suggests that government workers in California are compensated up to 30% more generously than are similar employees in large private firms. And the California experience is similar to that of other large states with powerful public unions. Elected officials are right to reassess public worker compensation as they try to close their budget deficits.
Read the complete article here.

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