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News from EPI Wisconsin public versus private employee costs: Why compare apples to oranges?

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, 202-775-8810

In this analysis, Dr. Jeffrey H. Keefe explains that public employee unions in Wisconsin have traded higher wages for better benefits, but that they are still undercompensated compared to private-sector workers. He also argues that Wisconsin public-sector employees should retain their collective bargaining rights.

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