Video: Are Public Sector Workers Overpaid?

Source: Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes, October 27, 2010

Public employees are the “welfare queens” of the 2010s. Just as 30 years ago everyone had an anecdote to tell about poor women getting rich on public assistance (our tax dollars), today the attack is on public workers–some of whom have the gall to still accrue pensions. Or, if they’re not on furlough, a decent wage.

The video “Are Public Sector Workers Overpaid?” from the Real News Network shows Jeffrey Thompson of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst citing the facts: they earn less than their private sector counterparts when you account for experience and education.

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