Last updated on: 3/23/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

US Chamber of Commerce Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"
Reasoning:

“We oppose minimum wage increases and living wage laws that ultimately hurt entry level workers. Economic studies have shown that mandatory wage hikes price the lowest skilled workers out of jobs. If companies are forced to pay an arbitrarily higher wage, they will seek workers with skills to match.”

“Labor,” uschamber.com (accessed Mar. 16, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPS/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.”

“About the US Chamber,” uschamber.com (accessed Mar. 16, 2016)

Mission:

“The Chamber’s mission is to advance human progress through an economic, political and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity and responsibility.”

“Statement of the US Chamber of Commerce on Hearing: ‘Examining the Status of U.S. Trade with Cuba and its Impact on Economic Growth’,” uschamber.com, Apr. 27, 2009

Other:
501(c)(6) tax-exempt corporation
Contact Info:
Phone
202-659-6000
Email
None found
Website
www.uschamber.com
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?