Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tacoma Council Scorecard for 3Q 2014

As a regional leader among Puget Sound business organizations, the Chamber seeks cooperation on economic and quality of life issues. Representing community businesses, we advocate for solutions, educate policy makers and leverage the collective interests of over 1,600 unified members.

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Our scorecard examines actual votes – rather than testimony or rhetoric or behind the scenes work – on legislation, where the Chamber has articulated its position and engaged staff, elected officials, businesses and other stakeholders in the discussion.

While these votes do not tell the full story of the Chamber’s or elected officials' advocacy on the issue, they do highlight consistencies or inconsistencies between Chamber membership and civic leadership on the broad array of votes taken.

We recognize that votes taken are only one part of the picture of an engaged, business friendly City and encourage businesses to get to know their representatives beyond this scorecard.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Option to Call National Leaders into PMA-ILWU Negotiations

If you wish to join in support of national leadership in seeking a resolution of the PMA-ILWU contract negotiation, you may sign a petition on the White House website urging President Obama to get involved to end the dispute. 

Massive List Supports Extension of Tax Incentives

The Chamber has joined the initiative of the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with a total of 528 associations, non-profit groups and coalitions urging in a letter to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, to extend seamlessly, enhance or make permanent expired and expiring tax provisions to inject certainty in the economy and confidence in the employment marketplace.