Government union leaders lash out at common-sense reforms

Government unions are trying to derail a series of common-sense reforms that would save taxpayers billions. During a rally at the Arizona State Capitol on March 1, 2012, union leaders bashed the Goldwater Institute and forward-thinking legislators for wanting to protect the pocketbooks of middle-class families in the state.

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.

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