Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Study: Public Worker Compensation Outpaces Private Sector
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In the midst of Ohio’s battle over the collective bargaining rights of public employees, a new study suggests the total compensation of public employees far outpaces their private-sector counterparts.
The study from the Ohio Business Roundtable finds that while wages for public employees are slightly less, total compensation including wages, benefits and “job security” for public employees is 43 percent greater than that of private workers.
The study gives more ammunition to supporters of Issue 2, the fall referendum where a “yes” vote means a vote in support of Senate Bill 5. The measure passed earlier this year cuts the collective bargaining rights of public employees, bars them from striking, and requires they pay at least 15 percent of health care premiums.