May 20, 2010
The idea that public employees have gold-plated benefits packages is, in a flagging economy, potentially toxic, prompting some public officials to address the issue head on.
In one prominent example, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a firestorm of protest when he proposed that the state’s teachers begin making contributions to their
By Resurgent Republic
February 24, 2010
Fewer people hold a favorable opinion of labor unions today than did three years ago, and the drop in public opinion is more than 10 percentage points in nearly all demographic groups, according to a new Pew Research survey. Forty-one percent have a favorable opinion of labor unions, a 17 point decrease, while 42 percent hold an unfavorable