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

The NLRB Defines “Available” in Yet Another Slanted Decision

As readers of this blog know, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a great number of slanted decisions during the Obama era.  Unfortunately, that trend has continued under the current 2-1 Democrat majority, highlighted by a recent case RHCG Safety Corp.  In it, the Board not only established yet another illogical and impractical precedent, but also exposed some of the flaws of the ambush election rule.

Department of Labor Takes Important Step Towards Regulatory Reform

On June 7, DOL withdrew two Obama-era interpretive bulletins covering employee misclassification and the joint employer standard...

Washington Examiner Op-ed: Restoring common sense to labor law

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Glenn Spencer

When it comes to policies unfavorable to employers, the last eight years were not a particularly good time for businesses, to put it mildly. Thankfully, the nascent Trump administration has already started working on reforms that will improve the situation. A key step in that direction would be to address several labor and employment policies adopted by the National Labor Relations Board, which has been a consistent source of consternation for employers seeking rationality in the law.

Instead of being the neutral arbiter that Congress intended, the Obama-era NLRB transformed itself into a highly partisan agency that seemed willing to do just about anything it could to help organized labor. To that end, the NLRB took an overly expansive view of how the National Labor Relations Act should be interpreted, which resulted in a surge of bad policy outcomes... Read more...