You might think that business schools would take the same views of policy as the Chamber of Commerce, but that’s not necessarily true. The Haas School here at Berkeley has a very interesting energy blog. I don’t always find their conclusions congenial but they’re always interesting. Here are some recent posts: Information and energy use. [...]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a vacuum operated by billion-dollar corporations to siphon what little money local small business owners still have left to further dominate our economy and political process.
The office of Senator Jeff Sessions (R–AL), released a statement from the senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee last Friday criticizing the national Chamber of Commerce “for putting cheap foreign labor above the interests of...Show More Summary
Characterizing themselves as being "in the middle—not the end" of negotiations over how immigration reform should handle the question of guest workers, the presidents of the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce released a joint statement laying out the broad strokes of three reforms: First, American workers should have a first crack at available jobs. Show More Summary
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions slammed a vague bargain on immigration announced on Thursday by the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, even as the Republican House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, applauded it. “The Chamber’s primary...Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal The AFL-CIO and Chamber of Commerce on Thursday released a set of immigration reform principles, and the press is calling it a breakthrough. But don’t be fooled. The real story is that the backroom talks failed, and Big Labor is still holding out for a political commission to run any new [...]
By Sean Lengell, The Washington Times Big Business and Big Labor cleared a big hurdle Thursday, as the Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO agreed in principle on a plan to allow “lesser skilled” immigrants to work in the U.S. legally, a key sticking point for a final deal on overhauling the nation’s immigration laws. The two groups, which [...]
Business and labor have struggled to find consensus on immigration reform, but two of their biggest representatives have just achieved a breakthrough. The AFL-CIO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce have agreed to three immigration reforms that reflect their new consensus … Continue reading ?
Washington (CNN) – The Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO reached an agreement Thursday over a visa program aimed at lesser-skilled workers, a flashpoint in the ongoing debate over immigration reform. The announcement follows weeks of meetings between Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka over the [...]
Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce released a statement of "shared principles" on immigration reform Thursday as the groups continue to hammer out a deal over what a guest worker program should look like. The statement does not settle the central dispute between the two groups: whether there should be caps on [...]
In a January 12, 2012, speech, Thomas J. Donohue, President of the U.S Chamber of Commerce, said: "Labor unions and the business community alike are urging President Obama to act in the best interests of our national security and our workers and approve the pipeline. Show More Summary
I was at a farm visit for an article I'm writing for Edible Atlanta (which is relaunching, after having folded a few years ago) and fell upon this perfectly simple marketing piece. Bravo to Jackson County, GA's Chamber of Commerce for "hitting home" with a simple economic sustainability message. Save time. Show More Summary
Kenda Morrison is back living in the small town. The move back has brought back an old frustration for her. Service businesses that cater to residents but not tourists seem to get overlooked by the chamber of commerce, etc."All too often...Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - In late November, members of the American Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Four Seasons hotel in Dublin for a Thanksgiving lunch of roast turkey and pumpkin pie and a declaration of hospitality from Ireland's finance minister.
In November, the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the revenues generated by the CaliforniaRead the Rest...
By Suzy Khimm, The Washington Post The business-labor rift was one of the biggest fault lines of the failed 2007 immigration overhaul. Now, the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO are now trying to link arms to find a new path forward. “We are continuing to talk and remain committed to comprehensive immigration reform,” the [...]
The business-labor rift was one of the biggest fault lines of the failed 2007 immigration overhaul. Now, the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO are now trying to link arms to find a new path forward. “We are continuing to … Continue reading ?
Negotiations between unions and the Chamber of Commerce over a key part of immigration reform have hit some "bumps in the road" but are still ongoing, according to a union leader. Leaders from the Chamber of Commerce and two of the country's largest unions--the Service Employees International Union and the AFL-CIO--have been tasked with hashing [...]
The group, which targeted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO headquarters Tuesday, wants to see the minimum wage raised from its current $7.25 an hour to $10.50.
The 19th annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce shipping conference was held yesterday at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. The event was co-chaired by Brian Devine, a Partner at [...]