I never thought to see it in my lifetime, but check this key quote from a NYTimes editorial today:
At a time when public school students are being forced into ever more crowded classrooms, and poor families will lose state medical benefits, New York State is paying 10 times more for state employees’ pensions than it did just a decade ago.
There’s much more in the full piece worth pondering by the vast majority of those of us who belong to the Precariat. And by the way, if you think I’m rabidly or reflexively anti-union, check out this radio commentary I did a couple of years back. (Sorry about the weird lack of paragraphing in the text version, but you can listen as well.)