Chamber of Commerce Launches Attack on Unions

Chamber boss Tom Donahue says some unions are pushing an extreme agenda.


The election didn’t end conservative threats to public employee labor unions. A Texas GOP congressman this month proposed a 10 percent cut in federal workers. And for the first time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched an attack on public unions. Boss Tom Donohue, in his recent State of American Business address, said, “Some unions—particularly the public employee unions—are pushing an extreme agenda that extends well beyond representing their members in the workplace.” One beef: Teachers unions want to “perpetuate the status quo in our failing public schools.”

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