Chamber News/Blog

May 21, 2015

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding legislation passed by the Michigan House (House Bill 4052) yesterday to prevent regulatory overreach by prohibiting local government from enacting...

May 20, 2015

With so many products and services to choose from, it has never been more important to differentiate yourself from the competition. Going green is a great way to stand out, but even if your actions don’t land you on Newsweek’s Greenest Companies list, going green can help your bottom line. The...

May 19, 2015

Most people weren’t paying attention April 14 when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) put into effect new rules governing union organizing. The aptly nicknamed Ambush Rule will force employers to submit to a union vote within 21 to 24 days after receiving an organizing petition.

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May 18, 2015

The Michigan Senate last week passed a three-bill package of legislation to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law by a vote of 22-15. Michigan Chamber staff testified in support of ...

May 18, 2015

The Michigan Chamber last week testified before the House Commerce Committee, championing legislation granting exclusive authority to the state and federal government to govern private sector employers’ relations with their employees. 

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May 18, 2015

Member Alert! Michigan Democrats last week began to use voter rejection of Proposal 1 as a platform to continue their attack on Michigan’s constitutional protection against a graduated income tax. Both...

May 15, 2015

The government has reversed itself and said employer-sponsored wellness programs don't necessarily discriminate against workers. But businesses offering the plans to their employees are still struggling to show the programs can cut health care costs.

The Equal Employment Opportunity...

May 13, 2015

The Michigan Chamber today announced the launch of a statewide voter education campaign, called “Decline to Sign,” to encourage voters not to sign a dangerous petition to totally ban a safe and proven method of energy exploration in Michigan.

“Environmental...

May 13, 2015

It’s time. We’ve been as patient as possible and so have your employees. That little inkling that you’ve had in the back of your mind that maybe it’s time make a bold move, to be a part of that movement? We know what it is. It’s that little voice that says “jump” NOW so that you’re not labeled a...

May 11, 2015

The Michigan Chamber will testify before a House committee this week in support of legislation to prohibit local units of government from adopting laws related to employee wages or benefits, such as local leave mandates, local wage or fringe benefit mandates, local scheduling or shift...