Coalition for a Democratic Workplace - The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is a coalition of workers, employers, associations and organizations who are fighting to protect the right to a federally supervised private ballot when workers are deciding whether or not to join a union. The Coalition is opposed to the so-called Employee Free Choice Act because it would strip Americans of that right and replace it with a system where the vote is no longer private, and it is made public to the employer, the union organizers and other employees.
The Coalition believes the only way to guarantee worker protection from coercion and intimidation is through the continued use of a federally supervised private ballot election so that personal decisions about whether to join a union remain private.
Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage - The Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage is a broad-based coalition that came together because of a strong common desire to address the issue of the uninsured by increasing access to private sector health insurance. The coalition members include physician groups, business groups, insurance carriers, insurance brokers, consumer groups and others who believe that affordability of coverage is the most basic component of access to health care. We believe Congress has a unique opportunity to take action to significantly reduce the number of the uninsured, and we hope to serve as a resource in their efforts to do so.
Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism - The Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism represents a wide range of businesses and organizations throughout the transportation, real estate, manufacturing, construction, entertainment and retail sectors. These groups banded together to speak for business insurance policyholders and win passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act in 2002, and a 2-year extension of the act in 2005. This federal reinsurance backstop is the sole support of the U.S. market for terrorism risk insurance. Today, CIAT is seeking a long-term solution to make comprehensive terrorism risk insurance coverage available and affordable after the expiration of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act at year-end 2007. The strength of our national economy depends upon finding this solution.
Coalition to Protect Interstate Commerce - The Coalition to Protect Interstate Commerce advocates enactment of a federal law clarifying that state taxation of business income requires a physical presence within the taxing state. This advocacy effort is in response to increasingly aggressive state efforts to expand their tax base by assessing income and franchise taxes against out-of-state companies that have customers, but no property or employees in their jurisdiction.
The Coalition for Responsible Nutrition Information - The mission of the Coalition for Responsible Nutrition Information (CRNI) is to provide consumers with comprehensive nutrition information about the food they consume while dining out, so they are able to make healthy and informed decisions about their nutrition. For a complete nutritional picture CRNI believes consumers should have access to a broad range of nutrition information including sodium, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein, in addition to calories.
CRNI believes the federal Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), which requires uniform labels for nutrition information on packaged foods and beverages, should be expanded to include food sold by chain food service establishments.
A uniform national nutrition standard should also allow chain food service establishments the flexibility to communicate nutrition information in a detailed, convenient manner consistent with their guests’ dining preferences. CRNI believes that establishing uniform standards for food service establishments, while providing the flexibility to accommodate the varying needs of different establishments and their guests, is both practical and fair.
The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition - The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) is a coalition of businesses, trade associations, and other organizations from across the industry spectrum concerned with the shortage of both lesser skilled and unskilled ("essential worker") labor. EWIC stands ready to work with the Administration and Congress to push forward on important immigration reform issues.
EWIC supports policies that facilitate the employment of essential workers by U.S. companies and organizations. Current immigration law largely prevents the hiring of foreign essential workers. EWIC supports reform of US immigration policy to facilitate a sustainable workforce for the American economy while ensuring our national security and prosperity.
Lawsuit Abuse Reform Coalition - Lawsuit Abuse Reform Coalition (LARC) includes more than 70 organizations that represent the broadest spectrum of American businesses. It was formed to support the federal Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 (LARA), H.R. 420. This common-sense legislation would help put an end to personal injury lawyers gaming the civil justice system by filing frivolous lawsuits and forum shopping. These abuses are a threat to American businesses and their employees.
Mail Moves America - Twenty-five associations and 25 companies formed the Mail Moves America coalition (MMA) in late 2006 as a broad based coalition to achieve two purposes: defend against Do Not Mail legislation and develop a more positive message and image for advertising mail. The coalition includes in its membership, associations and companies in the paper, printing, mailing, marketing, publishing and advertising industries as well as users of mail advertising.
Advertising mail is under threat. In 2007, 15 states proposed the creation of state Do Not Mail registries, similar to the national do not call registry, or are considering other limitations on advertising mail. The 2008 legislative year started off with eleven bills in nine states and has increased to 11 states with a total of 14 bills. This is a significant increase in the number of Do Not Mail bills seen in previous years; three in 2005 and four in 2006. These bills are a cause for concern to the mailing community not only because of the increase in numbers, but the standards and requirements proposed vary greatly from state to state.
Merchant Payments Coalition - The Merchants Payments Coalition (MPC) is a group of retailers, supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores, fuel stations, on-line merchants and other businesses who are fighting against unfair credit card fees and fighting for a more competitive and transparent card system that works better for consumers and merchants alike. The coalition's member associations collectively represent about 2.7 million stores with approximately 50 million employees.
Small-Business Health Plan - The Small-Business Health Plan Coalition has been in existence for six years. NFIB has led the effort to enact legislation that would provide workers employed in small businesses and the self-employed with access to and choice of affordable health-plan options, similar to those now enjoyed by workers in corporate and union health plans.