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Date: January, 2011

  • In the NewsJanuary 13, 2011

    NIRS Member Corrects the Record

    January 13, 2011 —  In a letter to the editor of The Columbus Dispatch, Chris DeRose, Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Public Employees Retirement System noted that the editorial ‘Big Job’ got it wrong. “Members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System contribute at least 10 percent of their salaries to their pensions, which is more than private-sector workers contribute to Social […]

  • In the NewsJanuary 11, 2011

    NIRS Research Cited in Center for American Progress Article

    January 11, 2011 — A Center for American Progress article by Christian E. Weller notes NIRS’ Out of Balance report findings to support the point that, “public employees get paid less than their private-sector counterparts,” and that conservatives need to understand that attacking public servants is not the answer to finding the “real culprit for the Great […]

  • In the NewsJanuary 11, 2011

    Research Suggests Different Story on Teacher Pensions

    January 11, 2011- NIRS submits a letter to The Wall Street Journal in response to a Joel Klein opinion piece.  He writes that public school teachers “would prefer front-loaded compensation” to a pension plan.  However, evidence suggests quite a different story. The situation of teachers in West Virginia provides a telling case study. In 1991, the West […]

  • In the NewsJanuary 9, 2011

    NIRS Research in The Columbian

    January 9, 2011 — The Columbian reports on public employee pensions in the article, “Public Employee Pensions Draw New Scrutiny.” NIRS’ Pension Factor is cited explaining that, “those without pensions are six times more likely to fall into poverty in old age.” Read the full article here.

  • In the NewsJanuary 9, 2011

    NIRS Research in the Traverse City Record-Eagle

    January 9, 2011 — The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports on Michigan’s state employee compensation problem.  In the article written by Jack Lessenberry, he cites NIRS’ Out of Balance research findings to support the assertion that, “the number of state employees in Michigan has fallen sharply since 2001, and their salaries and benefits haven’t kept pace either — especially […]

  • In the NewsJanuary 7, 2011

    NIRS Research in the Toledo Blade

    January 7, 2011 — The Toledo Blade reports on government workers’ pay and cites NIRS’ Out of Balance report to evidence that, while government workers have a bit more job security, “they tended to be at least slightly undercompensated.” Read the full article here.

  • In the NewsJanuary 7, 2011

    NIRS Research in an In These Times article

    January 7, 2011 — An In These Times reports on public pay and says that public employees are the “new convenient scapegoats.” The article cites NIRS’ Out of Balance report to explain how, “claims of exorbitant wages and pensions constitute misleading propaganda.” Read the full article here.