A strong and growing economy is the best way to increase wages. The U.S. Chamber supports a thoughtful approach to the minimum wage based on economic data and market conditions. Arbitrary wage increases trigger inflation, raise costs for consumers, and make it harder for first-time job seekers and others to find employment.
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- Jul 11, 2019U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 582, the "Raise the Wage Act"
This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 582, the "Raise the Wage Act," and advocating for a different approach to raising the federal minimum wage.
- Apr 04, 2018SEIU Slashes Fight for $15 Funding
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) recently submitted its annual financial report for 2017...
- Mar 26, 2018SEIU Resists McDonald’s Settlement
A significant case at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) involving the McDonald’s Corporation has taken a new turn that could lead...
- Feb 14, 2018Fight for $15 Reappears
After several months of relative inactivity, the union front group Fight for $15 reemerged on February 12...
- Dec 06, 2017The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: An Update and Supplement
In November 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a Working Paper, The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: A Strategic Assessment, which examined the complex relationship between worker centers and traditional labor unions, and delineated the extensive funding of the worker center movement by activist foundations during the period 2009-2012. The present essay reviews that analysis in the light of subsequent developments, and, using data from public filings and reports covering the period 2013-2016, brings forward our examination of the mechanisms by which the labor movement and the philanthropic community support this form of organizing.
- Dec 06, 2017The Emerging Role of Worker Centers: An Update
The Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) today released a new report titled The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing...
- Oct 17, 2017Architect of Fight for $15 Campaign Suspended
As readers of this blog are well aware, the Fight for $15 campaign has created quite a few headlines over the past five years...
- Aug 31, 2017Fight for $15 Labor Day Protests Planned
The Fight for $15 appears to be getting ready for a new round of protests...
- Aug 17, 2017Seattle’s Minimum Wage Wager
For the last several years, organized labor has engaged in a multi-faceted campaign to raise the minimum wage to an inflated...
- May 24, 2017Fight for $15’s Underwhelming March
The union front group Fight for $15 was at it again yesterday with another demonstration against its perennial target...