The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform wrote draft legislation designed to shield companies from liability related to the pandemic and distributed it to state and federal lawmakers, according to a top executive. It found a welcome audience on Capitol Hill. Senate Republicans have since proposed and ardently defended liability provisions that appeared in the Chamber’s draft legislation, although the final proposed version, called the Safe to Work Act, contained numerous provisions the organization hadn’t flagged. – The Washington Post
With the Trump organization taking its talking points and issue advocacy from the lobbyists for big business the working of this country are finding it harder and harder for their voices to be heard. A concerted effort is being made to silence workers and their rights.