Up to $250 million per year can be saved in RI
All workers deserve fair compensation. However, it is not fair that taxpayers, struggling in a poor state economy, must also be forced to pay for excessively high compensation packages for unionized government workers. With reforms to collective bargaining, undue union influence and election cronyism can be reduced.
The ever-increasing total cost of employment for unionized government labor — annual compensation plus benefits — is a cost item we simply can no longer afford.
It’s time to face the facts: public-sector unions drain precious resources away from Rhode Island’s sick, elderly, youth, and poor.