We have other state worker news and opinion pieces available under our "Recommended Links" section on the right side of this page.
One of them is an op-ed by the head of a Florida public pension trustees association that says the debate over defined benefit retirement plans has been incorrectly framed: "... "... we don't need fewer defined benefit plans, but more of them."
The piece includes this chart, which compares the public and private sector wages in about four dozen categories. All but four public jobs lagged their private sector counterparts, according to the survey. The average difference was nearly 26 percent.