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The 8 Most Important Labor Stories of 2018


The 8 Most Important Labor Stories of 2018

Rebecca Burns

Janus dealt a heavy blow to labor—but public-sector unions didn’t crumble overnight.

In June, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Janus v. AFSCME—and it was just as bad as everyone feared. In a 5-to-4 decision, the court found that public-sector unions violated the First Amendment by collecting so-called fair-share fees from workers who aren’t union members but benefit from collective bargaining regardless.


Lets hope the unions start pushing the Democratic Party to nominate a POTUS candidate with a favorable record on labor issues so we have somebody to vote FOR in 2020 rather than a lesser evil.


That Janus creep deserves to have a bad accident.


HI raydelcamino: the interesting thing about the god JANUS was that he was the god of the doorway, one face looking to the last, and one to the future. Maybe the Supremes gave a win to the corporatists of that name this time------but as for union workers----the PAST is full of successes and the future is unknown----For a corporation to diss the employees is a sign of a pompous and idiotic company. I wonder if their court win will actually be the petard that they end up foisting themselves upon. One can always hope. : )