Every public servant deserves fair and equitable treatment and a living wage. Over the last decade our Legislature has destroyed the unified pay scale, taken away rights and benefits, eliminated the defined benefit plan and produced the worst health insurance plan for public servants in the Nation. Why? Have any of these things improved anyoneâ€™s quality of life? Actually they have had exactly the opposite effect. This is why it is so important for workers and their families to be involved in our democracy.