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Business Lobby

A Measure of Corruption

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The flood of corporate money going into independent expenditures or to fronts remain in the dark. And the business lobby is intent on insuring that they stay there. The business lobby opposes disclosure in any form, from the congressional Disclose Act, to the proposed SEC regulations, to the now banned executive order.

Business Lobby Seeks Major Push On Immigration

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the US Chamber of Commerce says the nation's biggest business lobby intends to "pull out all the stops" to pass a...

Dave Jamieson

Employers Won't Have To Tell Workers Their Labor Rights After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A surprisingly controversial rule that would have required businesses to hang posters in the workplace spelling out U.S. workers' labor ...

Dave Jamieson

$15 Minimum Wage Hangs In Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Three days after residents in SeaTac, Wash., voted on a ballot measure that would create the highest minimum wage in the nation by far, the results re...

The Little Secret Corporate Lobbyists Don't Want You to Know: Earned Sick Days Are Good for Business

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Gordon MacInnes

Providing good benefits like earned sick days helps businesses hold onto workers, which reduces joblessness and strengthens the overall economy. With less turnover, businesses save real money on the recruitment, training and lost productivity that comes each time they have to replace a worker.

Busting the Business Lobby's Minimum Wage Myths

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Gordon MacInnes

While it's no surprise that the business lobby opposes anything that might increase costs, what is surprising about its campaign to defeat the minimum wage increase on New Jersey's November's ballot is the inaccurate -- and sometimes outright false -- information being presented as gospel.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Makes Major Nominations

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made three nominations to the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, hoping to bring some stability to an age...

How Do Republicans Like Boehner Get Reelected?

Jane White | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Jane White

Ohioans have elected Mr. Tan, rested and ready to office 11 times despite the fact that there is no other politician on Capitol Hill who more embodies the ethic of sell-your-soul-to-the-1-percent. Mad about the bailouts of bad banks? Blame Boehner.

Chamber Of Commerce Raising Money To Fund Lawsuits Against Regulation, Reform

The Center For Public Integrity | Peter H. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerc...

White House To Business: Can't We Be Friends

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - It seemed like the beginning of a beautiful friendship -- or at the very least a functional relationship. In March 2009, with the Unite...

Ryan Grim

Big Business, Labor Department Partner To Help Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Labor announced a joint effort on Friday to assist members of the military transitioning to the civ...