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Ed Ring: Government Employee Compensation 'Is Breaking Our Cities and Counties'

January 31, 2014

Full-time local government workers outside public safety receive more than $96,000 in pay and benefits in Redondo Beach, Calif., a level of compensation that is typical in cities along much of the California coast, says Ed Ring of UnionWatch.org. Remarkably, full-time firefighters in the city average more than $220,000 in pay and benefits. "It's breaking our cities and counties in California, and it's going to happen in the rest of the country if it hasn't already," says Ring.