Companies have been fleeing to low-tax states. Here's why that may be bad news for workers

Companies have been fleeing to low-tax states. Here's why that may be bad news for workers

Corporations are not afraid to pick up and move. Many states are offering companies enticing incentives like lower taxes if they move their operations, but a superior business climate doesn't always equate to a superior working climate. “Things that benefit employers when it comes to their bottom line or their margin, in terms of economic expansion, they can directly conflict with things that benefit actual employees and residents and workers,” said Niani Tolbert, founder and CEO of Hire Black Now, an organization that merges recruiting and talent development to improve the upward mobility of Black women in the U.S. workforce. Many of the states with the most attractive business incentives also have been passing controversial social policies that some businesses and the general public have pushed back on. Those issues …
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