Unionization of Public Employees

Archive Report

Public Employment and Public Payrols

Taxpayer demands for economy and demands by postal and other federal workers for pay increases have put Congress in a position in which there is no way to give satisfaction to all concerned. Salary boosts currently asked would add perhaps as much as $1 billion to annual payroll costs of the federal government and wipe out a good slice of the savings that House and Senate have been struggling to make in the budget for the new fiscal year.

The story is the same in any number of states, counties, and municipalities across the nation. And where requests for more pay by workers in the public service are submerged under greater pressure for cuts in public spending, employees of governmental units ...

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