Teach-in/Rally in support of public education. Thursday, February 17 12:00 noon Circle between MAC Hall and Union. Governor Walker’s proposed budget bill. Public employee unions would be allowed to negotiate only on wages.
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Belief: Public employees need to “pay their share”
Fact: In the early 1980s, many public employees (including UW-System faculty and staff) agreed to pay freezes in exchange for a strong benefit package. Now the state wants to go back on its promise
Belief: Public workers earn more than private sector employees
Fact: A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute showed the following:
Belief: Taxpayers are “footing the bill” for public employees and the UW-System
Fact: Less that 1/3 of the UW-System budget comes from tax-payer money. Even supporters of this legislation admit that it will do little to help the budget deficit and it will create no jobs.
Belief: UW-System faculty and staff are overpaid
Fact: Besides the fact that UW-System faculty and staff make less that in the private sector, a recent study by the state of Wisconsin found that system-wide, UW system salaries for faculty and staff lag their peers by nearly 10%.