Reforming Government Unions in Arizona

The average government worker now receives hourly pay and benefits that are 44 percent higher than the average private sector worker’s. Those high costs are bankrupting state and local governments—and taxpayers—across the nation.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. A package of bills being considered by the Arizona legislature would reform this unfair spoils system, protecting workplace freedom, the state’s economy, and all Arizona taxpayers.

Nick Dranias, Stephen Slivinski, and Dr. Byron Schlomach from the Goldwater Institute spoke in favor of these reforms before the Senate Government Reform Committee on Feb. 1, 2012. Learn more at

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