Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Why is the public sector under attack?

What explains the attacks against government employees and are any of them warranted? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about public workers. In this election year, they have become political targets. A recent study found that government workers in California have better benefits than private workers, but they earn less. What else do we need to know? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. Whether you're a public or private sector worker, what do you make of the claims we're hearing about pay and pensions? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Jeffrey Keefe, Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at Rutgers University and co-author of the study, The Truth about Public Employees in California: They are Neither Overpaid nor Overcompensated

Mark Paul, senior scholar at the New America Foundation and co-author of California Crack-up: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It

Ken Tray, social studies teacher at Lowell High School and political director for United Educators of San Francisco

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