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State of American Business Preview: Corporate America Is Strong, But Regular People Suffer – From Policies the U.S. Chamber Pushes

Jan. 14, 2015   Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen, Host of U.S. Chamber Watch     Today, Tom Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the lobby group for Big Business, gives his annual State of American Business address.   Donohue has a lot to celebrate. Corporate profits have risen for …

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Chamber of Commerce to Disagree with OSHA Rulemaking (Again)

By: Keith Wrightson, workplace safety expert for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch. Earlier this month, the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) heard a presentation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on employers’ continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses.   OSHA has …

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Corporate CEO Compares Transparency Advocates to Neo-Nazis

By Kelly Ngo Our friends at Think Progress posted a gem on their blog this week describing Corporate America’s griping at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event about its supposedly waning “free speech” privileges. Apparently, the huge momentum behind requiring disclosure has dark money political spenders quaking in their boots! At one point during the event, Paul …

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Waiting for Google

Google has revolutionized the world of information sharing, but it can’t seem to follow up on a basic commitment it made to its shareholders five months ago.   At Google’s May 2014 shareholder meeting, we asked Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt how he would respond to shareholder calls for greater political spending transparency. Despite its “Don’t …

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EPA continues to reject Chamber mistruths

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fired back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce again this week, as the Chamber continues to mislead the public on EPA regulations and their impacts. Though this newest shot over the bow from the Chamber focuses on what the EPA has deemed a misleading reading of a Government Accountability …

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