In Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector employees will no longer be forced to contribute to unions that represent them in collective bargaining agreements, but the landmark decision will have little impact on West Virginia.
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce News
Steve Roberts’ motivation has always been to do right by his home state so that more people could live the kinds of lives they dream of for themselves.
HUNTINGTON – After Wisconsin became the first state to enact a law requiring disclosure of third parties funding litigation in the hope of sharing in damage awards with plaintiffs, observers following the issue have indicated that more states are likely to follow suit.
WASHINGTON – Joining a group of national and state figures, an industry leader and top state drug policy official joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss options at the organization’s "Combating the Opioid Crisis" summit earlier this month.
CHARLESTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee continued to discuss a bill to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia at a meeting on Jan. 30.
CHARLESTON – A delegation of officials from China recently concluded a two-week stay in West Virginia related to the state’s potential $84 billion deal with China Energy.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently elected two Dinsmore attorneys for chair positions on committees. Mark Carter has been named chair of the Human Resources Committee and Anna Dailey has been named chair of the Civil Justice Committee.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress to pass tax reform that will benefit the state and the nation.
CHARLESTON – Many might not have the 2018 legislative session on their radars yet, but some do. The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce already has a vision for this year’s session, which starts Jan. 10.
CHARLESTON – An $83.7 billion agreement with China Energy has state leaders downright giddy.
HUNTINGTON – A Huntington attorney has been selected to serve on the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce board.
CHARLESTON – CNBC has ranked West Virginia as the worst state for business in 2017, and state leaders have varying reactions to it. Gov. Jim Justice blames it on inaction by the state Legislature, while business leaders take a more pragmatic approach.
HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Evan Jenkins on June 1 at Huntington Steel & Supply.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s business tax climate ranking was the third worst in the nation just a dozen years ago. Our state bore the dubious rank of 47th in the nation when ranked among the 50 states for business tax competitiveness.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s Five Diamond Employers are “the kind of companies that people would like to work for and the kind of jobs people would like to have,” according to West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts.