WBEZ | private sector http://www.wbez.org/tags/private-sector Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A comparison between the private and public sectors http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-21/comparison-between-private-and-public-sectors-84017 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-21/Walker Getty Justin Sullivan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The political wrangling over collective bargaining and unions has brought public sector workers into focus. In February, teachers, nurses and other civil service workers took over Wisconsin&rsquo;s state capitol building. They wanted to thwart Governor Walker&rsquo;s proposed rollback of their collective bargaining rights.<br /><br />Beyond all the rhetoric <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wondered how work breaks down for public versus private sector workers. Does one get a better deal than the other?<br /><br />Laura Page has been in both. She went from working as a policy advisor for the Illinois state treasurer's office to working at <a href="http://www.musicnationalservice.org/headlines-archive" target="_blank">The Center for Nataionl Music Service</a>, a non-profit in California. And to help provide some context on both spheres of work, host Alison Cuddy was joined by labor expert <a href="http://www.ler.illinois.edu/faculty/fp_bruno.html" target="_blank">Bob Bruno</a>. Bruno is Director of the <a href="http://www.ler.illinois.edu/labor/index.html" target="_blank">Labor Education Program</a> at the University of Illinois.<br /><br />Listen to&nbsp;what&nbsp;Laura Page has to say about working in the private sector.<br /><br /><span href="/sites/default/files/Laura Page working in private sector_0.mp3" id="filefield_audio_insert_player-92222" class="filefield_audio_insert_player" player="null">Laura Page working in private sector.mp3<br /><br /></span><br />Listen to&nbsp;what&nbsp;Laura Page has to say about working in the public sector.<br /><br /><span href="/sites/default/files/Laura Page working in public sector_0.mp3" id="filefield_audio_insert_player-92225" class="filefield_audio_insert_player" player="null">Laura Page working in public sector.mp3</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><em><br />Music Button Steve Reich, &quot;Music for 18 Musicians Section IIIA&quot;, from the CD Box Set Phases (Nonesuch)</em></p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-21/comparison-between-private-and-public-sectors-84017