Menu

Public Policy

Labor "Outhustled" on Card Check

ACCE Webmaster on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 7:19:00 pm

Today the Los Angeles Times ran the following headline: Labor unions find themselves card-checkmated.  The article details how the business community has united around the Card Check issue and effectively engaged grassroots opposition.

Click HERE for the full article.  Here are some select excerpts:

"When it came to key senators, business interests outmuscled labor.  Lincoln, for example, reported overwhelmingly more calls and letters from business interests and their supporters than from the union side. And thanks to "airlift" programs run by the Chamber of Commerce and allied groups, some key senators received far more personal visits in Washington from card-check opponents than from supporters."


"We were outspent, outhustled and outorganized," said one chagrined union advisor who was not authorized to speak by name.

"The legislation is severely challenged," said John Wilhelm, hospitality president of Unite Here -- the textile, hotel and culinary workers' union. "The unified business community has been so strident about the issue, they have effectively achieved solidarity among Republican senators."

OFFICIAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
Accrisoft is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE American Express is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Aventura World by Central Holidays West is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Benfits Trust is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Citslinc is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Grow With Google is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE New Insperity Market Street Services is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives The U.S. Chamber is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Vistage is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE
SILVER SPONSORS
Avalanche Consulting sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives CardConnect sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Constant Contact POWER 10 sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Resource Development Group sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives United Networks of America is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE YouScience sponsor ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives