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My Union Benefits

My Union Benefits

Q - Aren't public employees living high on the hog on the taxpayer's dime?

  • A - Public service workers contribute to the pensions they earn and, in many cases, negotiate for pension contributions in lieu of salary increases.

Q - Why don't public employees tighten their belts like the rest of us?

  • A - The truth is that even when the economy was booming, city and state governments failed to contribute to the pension funds required by law.

Q - The state is going bankrupt. Don't we need to cut expenses?

  • A - The state promised its employees that it would be unfair to allow the poor financial decisions of politicians to raid retirees' hard-earned pensions.

Q - Why should public employees get a pension when I don't?

  • A - All employees deserve retirement security. We should work together to raise standards - not start a race to the bottom.


Q - We are spending too much. Shouldn't cut public employees' pensions?

  • A - Many so-called shortfalls are/were made up by anti-worker politicians.

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