Michael L. Ducker is president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight and Vice Chairman, "U.S. Chamber of Commerce" Board of Directors. U.S. Chamber of Commerce members have to pay dues to take advantage of the full benefits. That's right, Michael L. Ducker pays dues. U.S. Chamber of Commerce revenue is derived entirely from membership dues and fees from membership. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. U.S. Chamber of Commerce members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing in common--they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.
Does all this sound familiar? Let's take a look.
1.U.S. Chamber of Commerce members pay dues. / Teamster Union members pay dues.
2.U.S. Chamber of Commerce members have to pay dues to take advantage of the full benefits. / Teamster Union members have to pay dues to take advantage of the full benefits.
3.U.S. Chamber of Commerce revenue is derived entirely from membership dues and fees from membership. / The Teamsters Union revenue is derived entirely from membership dues and fees from membership.
4. U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of more than 3 million businesses. / The Teamster Union represents the interests of more than 1.4 million members.
5. U.S. Chamber of Commerce members count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C. / Teamster Union members count on the Teamsters Union to be their voice in the workplace.
6. U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a business organization. / The Teamsters Union is a business organization
7. The U.S. Chamber fights for its members every day. / The Teamsters Union fights for its members every day.
8. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Stands up for American Enterprise. / The Teamsters Union Stands up for American Workers.
If Mr. Ducker thinks itís a good idea to pay dues for representation, we should have the same opportunity.