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View Diary: Strike shuts down San Francisco's BART system (109 comments)

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  •  Actually their compensation is much higher (0+ / 0-)

    The average wage is indeed 63k but their average benefits costs 52k. Most Bay Area companies benefits are well under 33 percent of wages. if BART employees chose to get paid in the same mix as the private sector their average pay would soar.

    What's bankrupting us is the unreal cost of pensions compared to the private sector. Combined with absolute job security these jobs are heaven.

    Yes yes I agree bankers should go to jail. But we need to face the facts. We are the reality based community are we not?

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