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IFA Coalitions

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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. 

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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. 

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Coalition for Interstate Tax Fairness & Job Growth - 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. 

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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.

 

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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.