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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by 108, Jun 25, 2013.
A record year for the top corporate lobbying group
They have made it largely impossible for wronged employees to get legal redress from employers.
One nation, under corporate rule, with liberty and justice for few.
Nope. No axe to grind there. Let's all moveon.org
I didn't realize the chamber was a party to 16 cases this session.
This is a huge defeat for unions and ambulance chasers - no offense to our resident legal-eagles though.
I don't really consider the Chamber of Commerce to be a conservative organization, so this doesn't faze me much. They're pro-business in too many cases as opposed to pro-market. Both Dems and Pubs are pro-business. They just differ on how much bribery they get from different companies.
Presumably it's looking at everything they filed amici in.
Perhaps it's better to consider them a bourgeois organization.
The Princeton one in my neck of the woods is right across the street from PU and has rather close ties to the school. So how conservative can they be? I know, I know ... anecdotal.
Out of curiosity, are these the stats from yesterday or do they take decisions in today's case into account as well. The Koontz decision today reversing the Florida Supreme Court on a zoning/takings issue also had a Chamber amicus filed on behalf of the winning side.
Sorry, Fred - I just experience a different world than you do. Perhaps I'm naive; and, perhaps because I have never worked with large Fortune 500 companies; but, my experience with MOST business owners is the opposite of what you portend.
I know dozens of business owners who have taken no salary and/or bid jobs at no profit just to keep a group (8-12) employees working as they realize families are depending on the income. Most of my clients have purchased EPLI insurance not so much because they are obnoxious a-holes who create hostile work environments but because they realize it's going to cost them $10,000 - $15,000 just to defend a discrimination and/or FLSA case even though there's no wrongdoing. The premium they pay is often just a "fear" alleviator. Another client offers to have $1 deducted from everyone's weekly pay so that a fund is built up in case someone comes across tough times (he also offers and pays for health insurance + retirement) and he contributes to this as well. He's had folks quit and walk out the door; then, 3 weeks later file a work comp claim for an undisclosed injury - always soft tissue - that they realize they had after leaving his employ. Yeah, these employers are the embodiement of evil....NOT. Some are pricks and some do not treat their people well - I get it and I avoid and or fire those types; but, the vast majority are simply trying to make a living at something they know well or enjoy doing and are constantly dancing a new jig to keep up with changing laws, business regulations, insurance, banking, and employees in order to make a fair buck. Maybe this is just a case of finding what we are looking for.