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Here’s what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions

Headline: Here’s what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions
PublicationCNN Money
Article Date: Nov 17, 2017

Subjective Commentary by Mark Nanzer, Executive Director:
Interesting article on the after-effects of gutting public employee unions in Wisconsin. Along with diminished leverage with school boards, teachers have seen lower pay, reduced pension and health insurance benefits and higher turnover as educators hop from one district to another in search of raises, a new report finds. Read article…

Report: Public Pension Plans Consistently Meet Obligations

HeadlineReport: Public Pension Plans Consistently Meet Obligations
Publication: Chief Investment Officer
Article Date: Nov 2, 2017

“Although many lawmakers bemoan pensions as the bane of state budgets for being expensive and underfunded, a new report from the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) found that state and local pension plans have been able to meet their obligations consistently over the past 25 years.” Continue reading…

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