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Cutting Pensions Is No Way to Reward FBI Agents for Their Dedication and Service

Konrad Motyka | Posted 10.01.2011 | Crime
Konrad Motyka

It's important for Congress to understand proposals to restructure public sector pension plans would have national security implications, as changes to federal employee pensions will impact FBI Agents and other federal law enforcement officers.

We're Number 34!

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

What we can't do is have it both ways -- talk number one and behave like number 34. Proclaim our superiority and privatize or close down every meaningful public program.

Public Sector Workers Happier Than Those In Private Sector: Gallup

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.01.2015 | Business

Recently in a survey, nearly one in three expressed dissatisfaction with their jobs. But according to the Gallup-Healthways survey, it's private-secto...

10 Cities Where Government Is Hiring

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: It is easy to believe that every city, county and state government in the country is deeply in debt and in need of higher taxes and bud...

Hedge Funds and School Reform: A Bad Mix

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

In the midst of the worst recession in our lifetime, some CEOs from hedge funds now want a shot at doing for schools what they did for the economy and jobs.

The Biggest Cities Running Out Of Government Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 08.19.2011 | Business

The drumbeat of negative economic news has continued at an alarming rate. For residents of some regions in the U.S., the noise is even louder. Thes...

Some Federal Food Service Workers Make More Than State Governors

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Despite the political power, governors aren't always the most well-paid government employees in their state. In fact, a recent report from the Con...

And the Winner Is ... the Public Sector

David Morris | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics
David Morris

When not handicapped by regulations designed to subsidize the private sector, the public sector often provides services faster, cheaper and more effectively.

LA's Message to Cities Across the Country: Collective Bargaining Works

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Instead of laying blame, we invited our employees to the negotiating table. In the end, working with labor, we reached an agreement that is a win-win-win for taxpayers, for employers, and for LA.

Brother, You Can Spare a Dollar!

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The big stories for today, tomorrow, the coming months are going to involve public sector services and workers. We are and (and where will be) debatin...

Walker Issues Layoff Warning Notices

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 4, 2011 11:39:08 PM MADISON, Wis., March 4 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued layoff warning notices on Friday to unions repr...

Public Sector Continues To Decline

Reuters | Lisa Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows tha...

Wisconsin, Labor, and the Future of America

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Without public sector unions' capacity to mobilize voters during elections, neither progressive candidates nor progressive policies would stand a chance in a money-drenched political system.

Wisconsin: Four Facts You Need to Know

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What's happening in Wisconsin isn't about budget deficits or government spending or even public employee benefits. It's class war, wherein the big business, conservative Right tries to pit working class Americans against one another.

Just Say No -- No More Cuts for Workers

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Working people did not create the recession or the budgetary crisis facing federal, state and local governments. And there can be no more concessions, period.

Whose 'Egypt Moment' in Education?

Brian Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Jones

lein, oblivious to this extreme irony, continued: "Will we seize the moment? We will talk to each other and go home. I challenge this group to seize the moment." Seize the moment and do what?

D-Day for Public Employees

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's long past time for politicians calling themselves "Democrats" to push aside the anti-labor elements inside their party and stand up for basic worker protections.

National Academies of Sciences: Student Graduate Research Program on Public Sector Aviation Issues

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Iris Mack

For graduate students who share my love of aviation, please consider applying for the Graduate Research Award Program on Public Sector Aviation Issues.

Government Workers Are the New Illegal Aliens

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tina Dupuy

Government workers are the new group treated like parasites on the system; their jobs are illegitimate and disposable. Better to stick with the empty and symbolic than tackle the difficult.


Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Lower income and special needs populations are likely to suffer most acutely from reductions in state and local services. It is essential to have a realistic conversation about who, what and where we are cutting.

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

Time to Stand Up for the Public Sector

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For the last forty years, the Right's demonization of government is one of the reasons why the wealthy and big Wall Street banks have been allowed to siphon off a greater and greater share of the nation's wealth from the middle class.

Roger Goodell, You Don't "Get It"

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

No, Mr. Goodell. You don't "get it." If you did, you would show greater appreciation for the fans that have already invested in their teams. All they want is a return on their investment.

Government Worker Envy

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

One of the themes of the Tea Party and others on the right has been how good government workers have it. I never knew I had it so good.

City Leader: Kick-Start Entrepreneurship in Your City Now

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Isenberg

In the past year I have witnessed a burgeoning of interest. Here are some do's and don'ts for committed leaders, whether you are a private or public sector leader.