The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted a roundtable discussion on the effects of unionization on Tuesday at the downtown Nashville YMCA. The distinguished panel featured presentations from Glenn Spencer, Executive Director, Workforce Freedom Initiative, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Charlie McLane, Executive Director, CUE Inc., Bill Ozier, Employment Attorney, Partner, Bass, Berry & Sims, Jim Kuntz, Senior Vice President, Tennessee Bank & Trust, William May, SE Managing Director, BBK Performance Improvement LLC
and Jim Gray with Gray Consulting.
Republican Caucus Chairman, Rep. Glen Casada, was also in attendance and introduced the panel. Casada noted that the state legislature has passed several pieces of business-friendly legislation, which has contributed to Tennessee being ranked in the top of employer-friend states in the country.
Catherine Glover, the president of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce mediated an insightful discussion with our featured panelists.
"One of the duties the state chamber has to its business investors is to provide timely, topical and relevant education and awareness surrounding issues that may affect the overall business climate in Tennessee," said Ms. Glover.
Wes Blumenshine, chairman-elect for the Tennessee chamber board and Catherine Glover, president, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry