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…

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