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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want your voice heard

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want American government to be run by the American people. Year after year, the Chamber is by far the biggest lobbyist in Washington, and this year looks to be no different. The first quarter’s lobbying disclosure reports just came in, and the Chamber together with its Institute for Legal …

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Corporate center points finger at worker centers

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted an event called Shifting Tides: Worker Centers and a New Model of Representation, a live-streamed symposium to inform representatives from industry and government about how worker centers are empowering workers and communities, in an effort to coordinate weakening these centers’ ability to impact business practices. The event …

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U.S. Chamber Riling Up Employers With Exaggerated Claims

By Samantha Aster   Public Citizen supports mechanisms established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will enable the movement toward state-level single-payer systems, which the law’s waiver process enables, even though we do not endorse the ACA as a whole. States that want to establish stronger programs than the federal system will be able …

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The Gilded Chamber

  Despite the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s claims to represent 3 million businesses, just 64 donors anonymously funded more than half of its $179.4 million in 2012 revenues, according to a new Public Citizen report, “The Gilded Chamber: Despite Claims of Representing Millions of Businesses, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Gets Most of Its Money …

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Another “burden” on the U.S. Chamber’s agenda

     By Christine Hines   Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, gave his annual “State of American Business” speech this week.  It came with the usual complaints about how corporations are “burdened” by important public protections needed to hold corporations accountable for wrongdoing, such as access to the civil …

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