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Bill could trigger flood of new lawsuits against businesses

April 21, 2022

The Missouri House of Representatives has passed an egregious, anti-business bill that seeks to benefit trial attorneys at the expense of Missouri’s job creators. House Bill 1692 would create the […]

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Hitting 95 percent of pre-pandemic employment levels, Missouri is a leading state in economic recovery

April 21, 2022

Missouri has recovered more than 95 percent of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Missouri Chamber’s latest quarterly economic report. Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner of Economic […]

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Republican and Democrat senators stand up for employers in vaccine debate

April 05, 2022

The Missouri Chamber today praised Senate Republican and Democrat leaders who voted down an amendment to ban workplace vaccine requirements that was offered by Sen. Bob Onder on an unrelated […]

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Standing up for employers in Senate vaccine debate

March 25, 2022

With an all-night lobbying effort and a bold new media campaign, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is continuing to lead the charge against proposals to expand the government’s […]

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Tyranny? Missouri Chamber pushes back in vaccination policy debate

February 17, 2022

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry continued to push back against government overreach this week as lawmakers worked to advance legislation to limit workplace vaccination policies. In the wake […]

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Government overreach: House committees vote on workplace vaccine policy bills

February 11, 2022

Despite serious concerns from the employer community, the Judiciary Committee in the Missouri House of Representatives has advanced anti-business legislation on workplace vaccination policies. More than 30 bills have been […]

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“Let business decide” movement gains momentum

January 27, 2022

Nearly 300 Missouri employers, led by the Missouri Chamber, have co-signed a letter urging legislators to set aside anti-business proposals that would dictate workplace vaccine policy. Sign the letter here. […]

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BREAKING: Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine mandate

January 13, 2022

The US Supreme Court has blocked the Biden Administration from mandating COVID-19 vaccination at businesses with 100 or more employees, while allowing a similar rule for health care facilities to […]

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OSHA vaccine and testing mandate reinstated

December 20, 2021

Originally announced on Sept. 9 and temporarily blocked by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Biden Administration vaccinate-or-test rule for large employers has been reinstated. The mandate applies to employers […]

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Federal vaccine mandate FAQ

November 05, 2021

BREAKING NEWS (Update 1/13/22): Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine mandate  The US Supreme Court has blocked the Biden Administration from mandating COVID-19 vaccination at businesses with 100 or more employees, […]

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OSHA releases guidelines for federal vaccine mandate

November 04, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed details of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate rules for large employers on Nov. 4. The business community has been waiting for guidelines […]

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Federal vaccine plan is the wrong approach for business

September 09, 2021

The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “The Biden Administration’s new COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate is […]

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Dan Mehan statement: Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 gains FDA approval

August 23, 2021

The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “It is very encouraging to have the Pfizer vaccine against […]

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Statement: Protecting the right to mandate COVID-19 vaccination

August 05, 2021

Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has released the following statement in response to a new call to ban private sector COVID-19 […]

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COVID Stops Here campaign highlights pro-vaccination message from Sen. Roy Blunt

July 30, 2021

The Missouri Chamber’s COVID Stops Here campaign is collaborating with U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on a direct appeal to increase vaccination rates in Missouri. In a new advertising campaign launching […]

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COVID Stops Here: 100 Missouri workplaces achieve vaccination benchmark

July 28, 2021

In less than two weeks, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s COVID Stops Here pro-vaccination campaign has already honored more than 100 businesses that have achieved widespread vaccination against […]

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CDC revises masking guidelines to curb COVID-19 spike

July 27, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced July 27 that all individuals in high transmission areas, regardless of vaccination status, are urged to wear masks indoors. The announcement comes […]

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COVID Stops Here: Missouri Chamber launches campaign to encourage vaccination

July 15, 2021

A new campaign will recognize Missouri workplaces that are leading the fight against COVID-19. The COVID Stops Here campaign celebrates Missouri employers that have achieved widespread vaccination among their staff […]

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Gov. Parson signs Senate Bill 51 to stop frivolous COVID-19 litigation

July 09, 2021

With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Mike Parson has ensured that Missouri’s businesses will not fall victim to frivolous, job-crushing COVID-19 lawsuits. The Missouri Chamber’s call for action on […]

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UPDATED: Return to Work guide now has latest CDC guidance on workplace COVID-19 policy

June 07, 2021

The Missouri Chamber’s popular Return to Work guide is now updated to include the latest CDC guidance on workplace COVID-19 policy regarding fully vaccinated employees. Download the new guide here […]

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DHSS wants to help bring the COVID-19 vaccine to your workplace

May 27, 2021

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), along with local public health agencies (LPHA), are working to bring COVID-19 vaccination events to businesses and organizations across Missouri. Simply […]

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Statement: New task force to help strengthen Missouri’s recovery

March 23, 2021

Gov. Mike Parson has announced the formation of a new task force to help strengthen Missouri’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on helping small and […]

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Getting ahead of the wave: With lawsuits on the rise, Missouri Chamber fights to curb frivolous COVID-19 litigation

January 08, 2021

It’s not hard to see it coming. While Missouri continues to confront the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, another concern is rising on the horizon: an incoming wave of […]

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Thanking the Unsung Heroes

January 08, 2021

Guest column by Michael Train & James Carter As we have witnessed throughout this crisis, beyond the noble efforts of health care workers around the globe, there is yet another […]

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