Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration’s new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.
The Obama administration’s recent proposal to expand overtime eligibility to some 5 million more Americans will curtail work hours and suppress job growth as employers work around the rule to control costs. The plan would more than double the eligibility threshold for overtime pay, to $970 a week from the current cutoff of $455 a week, last adjusted in 2004.
America works better when Americans vote, but Americans can’t vote unless they are registered. There are millions of employees across the U.S. who have not registered to vote, but it isn’t too late to get them registered. The Arkansas Prosperity Project, a grassroots coalition of local businesses and trade associations, is proud to participate in a Get Out the Vote strategy by and for the business community called “Employees Vote.”
Our mission is to promote a pro-business, free enterprise agenda and prevent anti-business legislation, regulations and rules. Now more than ever, business matters to our nation’s future. In the global economy, our competitive capacity must be all it can possibly be — and the State Chamber/AIA works every day to make that happen.
Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it’s aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas strives to promote a pro-business, free-enterprise agenda and prevent anti-business legislation, regulations and rules. Now more than ever, business matters to our nation’s future. In the global economy, our competitive capacity must be all it can possibly be – and the State Chamber/AIA works every day to make that happen.
Five years into its inception, Leadership Arkansas has inspired, educated and engaged more than 300 citizens to leverage the unique opportunities, and to understand the specific issues facing our great state. Through a unique nine-month education experience, Leadership Arkansas class members interact with top state officials, corporate and community leaders, educators and others who receive, deliver or make decisions and policy that affect services across our state.
Leadership Arkansas’s curriculum is a rich blend of experiences that acquaint the participant with both statewide and regional challenges that need to be addressed in your local community, Arkansas and the nation.