Management & Labor

The State of Public Employment in 2014

A look back at how state and local government workers fared this year in terms of pensions, health care and jobs.

Even with Stock Market's Rise, Many Pensions Haven't Recovered from Recession

Almost 40 percent of pension plans examined, even those that have been well-funded, have yet to reach their pre-recession peaks.

Exiting Municipal Bankruptcy Only a Step in Road to Recovery

Many cities that declare bankruptcy ultimately emerge from it in a year or two. But regaining the trust of their citizens is a long-term proposition.

The Biggest Drivers of Public Employees’ Rising Health Costs

A new survey examines the main reasons most government workers' health-care costs are increasing and how municipalities are responding.

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