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Report finds no link between state budget deficits and public sector unions

AUDIO: Listen to press call that details the findings

Research released today by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education and Center for Wage and Employment Dynamics shows that the Great Recession and the bursting of the housing bubble caused state budget deficits, not public sector workers or their unions.

FROM THE BLOG: Persistent and acute state budget deficits? It’s (still) the economy

EPI invited journalists to join a national press conference call with Sylvia Allegretto, Ken Jacobs and Laurel Lucia, the authors of The Wrong Target: Public Sector Unions and State Budget Deficits. Listen to the press call here.