– Huffington Post
If the court rules against AFSCME, the entire U.S. public sector would essentially be a “right-to-work” zone – meaning employees could no longer be required to pay anything to the unions that bargain on their behalf. There are already 28 “right-to-work” states; the Janus case would affect the other 22 states, which have an estimated 5 million public sector workers.
– The Wall Street Journal
In a year when U.S. employers added more than 2 million jobs, one dark spot in 2017 appeared to be the retail industry. But those dire numbers, the worst among major industry categories, likely overstate job losses in the retail sector more broadly.
– CBS News
Service workers’ wage growth lags behind other segments of the workforce but that could change due to a shrinking labor pool.
Red states are considering tax cuts that rival recent federal cuts and blue states are proposing creative “tax shift” strategies to recapture federal deductibility that was recently lost.