Not your hometown chamber
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s largest lobbying group and one of the leading spenders of dark money on elections.
While its name may conjure up wholesome images of your hometown chamber, the hyper-partisan U.S. Chamber pushes a reactionary agenda that is dangerous for workers, consumers, and the environment.
Here at Chamber Watch, our mission is to expose the threat the U.S. Chamber poses to all of us, our democracy, and our planet. So keep scrolling to learn more about the Chamber, its dangerous agenda, the companies that fund it, and what you can do to fight back!
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Last week, a federal judge dismissed a case against a Seattle ordinance that would allow Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. Seattle’s ordinance was passed in 2015 and would enable drivers to band together and collectively bargain with giant ride-hailing companies regarding pay, benefits, and working conditions. The plaintiff in this case was none other than that relentless defender of […]
Marvin Kaplan is being rushed through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nomination process faster than you can hire and fire Anthony Scaramucci. Kaplan, currently counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and previously employed by House Republicans on the education and oversight committees, received a swift and enthusiastic backing from the anti-worker U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This past February, […]
On July 12, activist groups and tech companies came together to protest a potential rollback of net neutrality regulations under the Trump administration. These rules are designed to ensure equal access to all internet content. Billed as a “Day of Action”, the event ultimately generated around two million comments to the FCC opposing this deregulation. The U.S. […]
If there was any doubt left in our mind (there wasn’t) that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is at the helm of the Trump administration’s sinking ship, the House Republicans’ budget proposal, released yesterday, certainly cleared that up. The “Building a Better America” budget proposal calls for significant cuts to public services while giving major tax […]
As President Trump pulls America out of the Paris climate agreement and Congress threatens to take health care away from 22 million people, it is becoming more and more clear that conservatives are making policy choices intended to scratch the backs of big companies and the wealthy few rather than protect regular Americans. Beyond the usual […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wasted no time in opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final arbitration rule that was released Monday, criticizing it as a “brazen” act. Too often, consumers are blocked by “rip-off clauses”, a fine-print trick that banks and predatory lenders use to evade accountability and conceal illegal behavior by prohibiting individuals and small […]