Public Unions

CA Staggers Under High Public-Sector Pay

And politicians are dedicated to hiking it more


STOCKTON – Workers for the city of Stockton who attended the unveiling Wednesday night of a new report detailing trends in public employee compensation in California complained about cuts in their compensation packages that are causing hardship for them and their city.

But the report, prepared on behalf of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation and released at a meeting of the San Joaquin County Taxpayers Association, left me searching for the world's smallest violin – that metaphorical instrument I play whenever my kids, or anyone else, starts whining about something that's largely their own fault.