Not so long ago, public employees sacrificed higher incomes in exchange for job security and excellent benefits. These days public workers average better pay and much better benefits than workers in the private sector.
The Goldwater Institute held an informative conversation with Steven Greenhut, author of Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation, Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, and Kirk Adams, former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives.
Mr. Greenhut shared this history of how public employment became a position of privilege. Rep. Adams and Councilman DiCiccio revealed the difficulty they have faced attempting to reform public employee benefits.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
500 East Coronado Road
(one block north of McDowell, west of 7th Street)
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