Glenn Spencer | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Glenn Spencer

Vice President, Workforce Freedom Initiative

Glenn Spencer is the vice president of the Workforce Freedom Initiative, a campaign of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to preserve workplace democracy, prevent adoption of organized labor’s anti-business agenda, and rein in abusive union pension fund activism.

Before joining the Chamber in July 2007, Spencer spent nearly six years at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of the Secretary, serving as the deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff to Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

Earlier in his career, Spencer was engaged in issue advocacy and grassroots lobbying for Citizens for a Sound Economy in Washington, D.C., and also worked as a senior analyst in the research departments of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee.

Spencer’s articles have been published in numerous leading newspapers, and he appears on nationally syndicated radio and television news programs.

Spencer holds an M.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University.

Latest Content

Hattiesburg American Op-ed: UAW knows how to play election games: Column

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Glenn Spencer

Co-authored with Scott Waller, interem president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council 

Nissan’s workers face a crucial choice on Aug. 3-4 when they vote in a plant-wide election whether to turn over their workplace to the leadership of the United Auto Workers Union. What’s at stake is whether to graft onto one of the state’s manufacturing success stories an organizational force that many observers fault for the crisis that hit domestic auto manufacturers just a few years ago.

Jobs at the Nissan plant are some of the best-paying positions in the region, and it’s not at all clear that the UAW can improve upon that. What is clear is that the UAW is desperate for new members. In fact, as recently as 2002, the UAW had more than 700,000 members. Now that is down to just over 400,000. During that same time, the UAW’s revenue also dropped by more than 20 percent — meaning that new dues-payers are urgently needed.


Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevadans should read fine print of minimum wage plan: Glenn Spencer

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
Glenn Spencer

On June 8, Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed legislation that would have raised Nevada’s minimum wage as high as $12 an hour.  

While this takes the minimum wage issue off the table for now, Nevadans haven’t seen the last of it. That’s because the Legislature also passed a bill to increase the minimum wage through a constitutional ballot initiative. While the language of the initiative may seem straightforward, voters would be wise to read the fine print.