this is equal pay for equal service???
...As economic historian John Steele Gordon points out, 'Federal workers now earn, in wages and benefits, about twice what their private-sector equivalents get paid. State workers often have Cadillac health plans and retirement benefits far above the private sector average: 80 percent of public-sector workers have pension benefits, only 50 percent in the private sector. Many can retire at age 50.' While private employers were shedding jobs during the recession, state and local governments hired 110,000 new workers. Obama's new spending will result in a 14.5 percent increase in the number of federal employees in just two years...
from an article by mona charan
hehehehe equal pay for equal work refers to Women being paid the same as Men for doing the Same job within the Same Company.
As for comparing public & private sector jobs...(sigh)...didn't you know the the federal government is by the rich, for the rich, of the rich? Honestly, the leftover 80% have to constantly be put in their place, basically reminded, they are the working poor who are required to pay for the government to not do their jobs of listening to the governed.
by Jack Lee 2 days ago
This is not a political question but a fact checking question. Just curious how the people have been affected by the shut down?For me, not one bit. If the news did not report on this, I would not know it. I live in Westchester county NY about 1 hour north of NYC. I am retired, my social security...
by PR Morgan 7 years ago
Do you think most public workers are overpaid?
by Mike Russo 4 years ago
During Obama's state of the union speech, he stated that he wants the minimum wage raised and is going to raise it for federal employees. He implied this will create jobs. The republican party countered with: Where are the jobs?" House Republican Conference Chair Cathy...
by SparklingJewel 8 years ago
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by ga anderson 4 years ago
I stole this from another thread, so the topic could be discussed without further hijacking the thread it was on. I hope that was OK.John, I am not putting forth criticisms for you to defend. I do not know enough about MMT to hold an intelligent conversation about it. I was merely pointing to...
by leeberttea 8 years ago
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