Already unions are taking issue with the chambers jobs push. While Donohue said the chamber would be willing to work with unions to try to create more jobs, groups like the Service Employees International Union are fighting back, saying the chamber, and Donohue in particular, has done everything in its power to implement policies that have caused Americans to lose jobs.
SEIUs Anna Burger said the chamber is advocating a policy that is not good for workers or the members of the chamber, including spending $2 million against consumer protection policy and $10 million against the Employee Free Choice Act.
They have demonstrated time after time under Tom Donohue that they dont think workers should have a voice, Burger said.
Correction: Oct. 15, 2009
The article incorrectly stated that Duke Energy Corp. had left the Chamber of Commerce.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.