Dr. Steven Frates on Public Employee Pay Hikes

From Chris Reed’s post over at the American’s Finest Blog entitled “Public employee pay: The urban myth resurfaces“:

The idea that market competition requires that public employees must get regular pay hikes and sweetened benefits is an “urban myth,” according to Steve Frates, a senior fellow with the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. He says the statistical evidence is overwhelming that except for police officers, public employee turnover is tiny compared with the private sector.

From Chris Reed’s post entitled “The public employee pay urban myth, part 2: The numbers don’t lie“:

I quoted local government expert Steve Frates saying this claim was an “urban myth” and that there was essentially no market demand for public employees except for police officers.

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