Public Sector Compensation
South Florida 912 is a coalition partner in TAB, the Palm Beach County Taxpayer Action Board, which recently offered some thoughts about unions, public employees, and how they are paid:
With the conflict over public employee compensation raging in Wisconsin and likely to spread across the country, there are still misconceptions about how public employees are compensated (and how well), the role of unions in setting the levels of compensation, and the political aspects that typically are more significant than the economic aspects.
We at TAB believe that setting equitable compensation for public employees is as important to budget reform as finding and eliminating programs that have outlived their usefulness. Just as entitlements are the major challenge to the federal budget, state and local budgets are defined by their personal service costs.
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