Glenn Spencer

Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division

Glenn Spencer is senior vice president of the Employment Policy division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Previously, he was 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 Detroit News Op-ed: Stabenow cosponsors bills that help unions, but harm worker freedom

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:00pm
Glenn Spencer

If you watch TV or listen to the radio, it is clear that campaign season is upon us. Not only does this bring an onslaught of political ads, but it also means that elected officials in Washington, DC, will start introducing legislation intended to energize their supporters.

This year is no exception, and just recently, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Sen. Patty Murray D-Washington, introduced a pair of bills to do exactly that. Contrary to their lofty-sounding names—the Workplace Democracy Act and the Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate Act, respectively—the bills have nothing to do with democracy or freedom. In fact, among other things, both would strip away Michigan’s right-to-work status, which protects workers from paying unwanted union dues... Read more...

U.S. Chamber Report: DOL Should Revisit Legal Treatment of ‘Worker Centers’

A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Policy Division urges the U.S. Department of Labor to revisit...

NLRB Brings Curtain Down on ‘Theater of the Absurd’ Handbook Rulings

In addition to a major ruling returning to a commonsense joint employer standard, yesterday the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...