Will New York lead in the attack on public employees?

Attacking Public Employees: Will New York Lead?
by: Richard D. Wolff

As in other states, New York’s new governor has focused attention on the state’s budget woes: revenues insufficient to cover expenditures. His major response has been to blame public employees and their unions as if their pay, benefits, and especially pensions were chief causes of the problem. He loudly demands they “share the burden” of fixing the state’s budget crisis.

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