In every state where the Healthy Workplace Bill has been introduced, the state Chamber of Commerce leads the opposition. Our pro-employer and pro-employee health bill is branded a “job killer.” Whining NYC Mayor Bloomberg falsely claimed that if the anti-abuse at work bill passed, NY State employers would flee and take their jobs with them! That’s Chamber logic.
Just like HR helps management accomplish its goals within organizations, the U.S. Chamber advances the interests of its members that seek ever-cheaper labor in other countries. The member businesses are the actual JOB KILLERS. Not us. We want to help Americans keep jobs here and be able to work without fear of being injured by abusive jerks.
Recently the truth about the Chamber’s goals (working to elect Republicans to office so the big business agenda can continue unabated) and its international funding have been made public. The Chamber audaciously has shown what the Jan. 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision can do to the election process. They brazenly, more than ever, are buying the candidates they want.
Please remember this when in 2011 you will read at this site how the Chamber works to undermine the nearly dozen bills we expect to be active in 2011.
Get involved. Fight the business lobby that hates American workers despite what they say. Watch what they DO.