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- InternationalThird Annual Transatlantic Business Works SummitWednesday, December 08 - Thursday, December 0909:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- Security and ResiliencePath Forward AMA: Dr. Katelyn JetelinaThursday, December 0904:00 PM EST - 04:30 PM EST
- InternationalSpotlight on Central America: The Call to Action and Partnership for Central AmericaMonday, December 1301:45 PM EST - 03:45 PM EST
- Aug 20, 2021Coalition for Workplace Safety Comments to OSHA on Emergency Temporary Standard IFR Read the Coalition for Workplace Safety's comments to James Frederick, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, regarding DOL's Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19.
- Aug 20, 2021Comments to OSHA on Emergency Temporary Standard IFR Read the Chamber's comments to James Frederick, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, regarding DOL's Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19.
- Aug 19, 2021Vaccine Mandates, Meet UI Many questions around vaccine mandates and what they might mean for hesitant employees are surfacing. But the answers are not so straightforward.
- Aug 19, 2021The NLRB's New Sheriff The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a new sheriff, so to speak, in the person of Jennifer Abruzzo, who was confirmed as the agency’s General Counsel in July, and while her confirmation is only a few weeks old, she is making it clear she that she has her own agenda.
- Aug 18, 2021The Business Case for Criminal Justice Reform: Second Chance Hiring This report explores the benefits to employers that hire formerly incarcerated individuals, identifies barriers to entry for those with criminal convictions, highlights programs and organizations working to break down these barriers, and discusses developments concerning state and federal legislation that supports second and fair chance hiring.
- Aug 16, 2021Second USMCA Labor Complaint Reaches Remediation Agreement The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on August 10, 2021, that the U.S. and Tridonex agreed to a course of remediation in response to a labor complaint filed against the auto parts manufacturer in May.
- Aug 10, 2021Coalition Comments to PBGC on the Special Financial Assistance Program for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Plans Read this coalition comment letter to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on the Interim Final Regulation (IFR) relating to the Special Financial Assistance (SFA) for troubled multiemployer plans that was part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
- Aug 03, 2021U.S. Chamber Statement on Senate Advancement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to Glenn Spencer, Senior Vice President of Employment Policy Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
- Aug 02, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1380, "Clean Slate Act of 2021" This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 1380, the "Clean Slate Act of 2021." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard and is part of the Equality of Opportunity Initiative.
- Aug 02, 2021Coalition Letter on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act" This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.