Federal, state, county and local public employees are, says President Barack Obama in a proclamation honoring Public Service Recognition Week, “scientists and teachers, social workers and first responders—they are the leaders of today's progress and the innovators of tomorrow's breakthroughs.“
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and Media Matters have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.
Local, state and federal public employees and their unions are often targeted by lawmakers trying to score political points and corporate interests looking for profits in privatized public services. But a new report shows how public employees and their unions are working with management to improve the way government runs and provide better services.