Issue Brief: Labor

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Global Sourcing Newsletter - Winter 2005

Winter 2005Contents

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Sound Regulation

ObjectiveEnsure that the federal regulatory process is cost-effective, flexible, based on sound science and technical analysis, and is able to achieve its results using diverse and innovative methods.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

U.S. Chamber on Equal Employment Opportunity Issues

There is considerable activity in Congress and in federal government agencies on equal employment opportunity (EEO) issues. This page presents an overview of some of the more significant EEO policy debates, the Chamber's positions and actions on these issues, and resources for further information.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Minimum Wage

In May, Congress enacted a minimum wage increase to $7.25 an hour phased in over two years, as part of the Iraq supplemental spending bill. The spending bill also includes a $4.84 billion tax relief package for small businesses designed to offset the impact of the wage increase.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

BackgroundTitle III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that any entity providing services to the public, such as hotels, restaurants, theaters, stadiums, offices, and retailers, be accessible to persons with disabilities, subject to certain limitations. Requirements cover existing facilities, remodeling, and new construction.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Labor Unions, the National Labor Relations Act, and Related Issues

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has several important policy priorities related to union-management relations laws and union financial disclosure.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Card Check - History and Archive

Organized labor's top legislative priority is the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041), better known as the Card Check Bill. The Chamber strongly opposes this legislation, which would upend decades of settled labor law in order to give organized labor an unfair advantage in union organizing, at the expense of both employees and employers.