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May 20, 2009 11:00 am ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Memo Hypocritically Accuses Democrats Of Protecting Big Business

On May 18, 2009, Politico uncovered a confidential Republican strategy memo for fighting the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill.  The memo states that Republicans should sell their opposition by arguing that "Democrats are protecting big business." But, in reality, it is the Republicans who are doing just that.

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May 18, 2009 1:42 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Randel K. Johnson: Wrong On Labor

On May 18, 2009, Randel K. Johnson, vice president of labor, immigration and employee benefits at the U.S Chamber of Commerce, wrote an op-ed in Roll Call insisting that: "While we don't know exactly what sectors of the economy will form the basis for economic growth and the creation of high-paying jobs in the years ahead, we do know that...None of these requirements are compatible with enactment of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act or the rest of organized labor's agenda, which is tied to a view of the workplace that is frozen in time with the early post-war period where employers provided few benefits and unsafe workplaces and there was little international competition." But Johnson's statements don't hold up to the facts.

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April 22, 2009 12:53 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The Chamber Gets It Wrong... Again

On April 22, 2009, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tweeted that, "Solis declines to endorse Card Check bill" and linked to an article that begins, "Labor Secretary Hilda Solis supports the Employee Free Choice Act."   This is pathetic.

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April 13, 2009 6:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Check: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ad -- "Bureaucrats to Run Virginia Businesses?"

Once again, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using scare tactics and falsehoods to protect corporate interests. However, its spin cannot overcome the facts -- the Employee Free Choice Act would benefit workers, small businesses, and the economy as a whole. Here are the facts...

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