Public sector workers digging in to save pensions under assault

LEADERS OF the largest  U.S. union of public-sector workers are vowing to fight efforts by state and local governments to balance their budgets with cuts to employee benefits even as voters have sided with that strategy. Above: Angel Taveras, mayor of Providence, center, signs an ordinance to overhaul the city's pension system and reduce its cost. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
LEADERS OF the largest U.S. union of public-sector workers are vowing to fight efforts by state and local governments to balance their budgets with cuts to employee benefits even as voters have sided with that strategy. Above: Angel Taveras, mayor of Providence, center, signs an ordinance to overhaul the city's pension system and reduce its cost. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the largest U.S. union of public-sector workers are vowing to fight efforts by state and local governments to balance their budgets with cuts to employee benefits even as voters have sided with that strategy. Delegates to the biannual convention of the 1.6 million- member American Federation of State, County and Municipal…
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