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Response to SharonClark (Reply #85)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:24 PM

87. And I think cops in general have very generous pensions.

More generous than teachers, say. There is no reason for it. Sure the profession is arguably more dangerous than some (but statistically it actually isn't more dangerous than mining or commercial fishing or other professions without pensions).

Obviously, this is somewhat a function of unions. Cops have good unions. Teachers have unions too, but I can't speak to the quality of the representation and many of them are not allowed to strike, which removes any leverage they have.

Depending on where you are, many other state employees do not have unions at all (I do, but they can't do much about salaries and benefits, which are set at the state level) so their leverage is limited as well.

Normally, I would say that unions are a good thing and the fact that they've negotiated such a benefit is good, but this pension is completely out of whack, especially when compared to other professions and also if the person retires under a cloud like this guy (though I am not sure he really did anything wrong enough to lose his pension over).

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