Workforce Freedom Initiative

The Workforce Freedom Initiative is a grassroots mobilization and advocacy campaign of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to preserve democracy in the American workplace, restrain abusive union pension fund activism, and block the anti-competitive agenda advocated by many labor unions.

Recent Activity

ArticleJan 08, 2018 - 1:15pm

The NLRB’s Year-End Bonanza

After ten years of being run by a labor-friendly majority, the balance of power at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finally...

ArticleDec 18, 2017 - 2:15pm

NLRB Overturns 'Specialty Healthcare'

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on December 15 overturned its controversial 2011 decision in Specialty Healthcare...

ArticleDec 15, 2017 - 4:30pm

Vox Hypocrita

A recent article in Politico’s labor and employment blog Morning Shift revealed an interesting, and also illustrative, tale involving Vox...

ArticleDec 15, 2017 - 9:00am
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NLRB Brings Curtain Down on ‘Theater of the Absurd’ Handbook Rulings

In addition to a major ruling returning to a commonsense joint employer standard, yesterday the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...

ArticleDec 15, 2017 - 9:00am

NLRB Reestablishes Commonsense Joint Employer Standard

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed its deeply-flawed 2015 Browning-Ferris decision...

ArticleDec 08, 2017 - 10:45am
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A New Sheriff at the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a new sheriff in the form of Peter B. Robb, its new General Counsel.

ReportDec 06, 2017 - 12:15am

The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: An Update and Supplement

In November 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a Working Paper, The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: A Strategic Assessment, which examined the complex relationship between worker centers and traditional labor unions, and delineated the extensive funding of the worker center movement by activist foundations during the period 2009-2012. The present essay reviews that analysis in the light of subsequent developments, and, using data from public filings and reports covering the period 2013-2016, brings forward our examination of the mechanisms by which the labor movement and the philanthropic community support this form of organizing.

ArticleDec 06, 2017 - 12:15am
The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: An Update and Supplement

The Emerging Role of Worker Centers: An Update

The Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) today released a new report titled The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing...

ArticleNov 07, 2017 - 7:00pm
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House Passes Joint Employer Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441)...

ArticleNov 06, 2017 - 10:15am

Calling the Culinary Union’s Bluff

For several years now, observers of labor policy have noted the disruptive activities of UNITE HERE’s Culinary Union in Nevada...