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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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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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