Posts Tagged ‘small businesses’

2010: A year-end roundup

The American Rights at Work blog team is about to close up shop for the holidays. But before we do, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite posts from 2010, from most to least recent. Happy Holidays! Read more »


And the survey says…the Chamber’s wrong

chamber of commerce logoLast week the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released their results from a survey of 300 small business owners, conducted during July 6-8.  But even though the Chamber designed the questions with the help of the Lombardo Consulting Group, the answers weren’t exactly in their favor.

According to Question 18 of the survey, 52 percent of the small businesses stated they believe that “labor unions have a positive impact or no impact on job creation.”  We don’t think that was the response the Chamber was looking for…

Coincidentally, last March American Rights at Work conducted its own survey of small business owners. As you’ll notice, our results and the Chamber’s results dovetail quite nicely. Read more »


Guess what? Small businesses support labor unions

As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce begins its annual “Small Business Summit” today, we’ve got some surprising results from our survey of 1,055 small business owners: they’re for workers’ rights. The Chamber and other anti-worker organizations are out to mislead the public, claiming that small business owners are against unions and oppose their own employees’ efforts to organize.

But that’s not the case. As one Colorado small business owner put it, “Unions help level the playing field for companies that voluntarily treat their employees right and compensate them fairly.” Some data from the survey, after the jump: Read more »