Through the CalChamber’s issue-based coalitions, members have a vehicle for direct action. Each coalition is an opportunity for industry peers and concerned individuals to gain strength in numbers.

To join a coalition contact: Laurie Lively at (916) 930-1219.


California Employers Coalition
Comprised of employers and employer association representatives, CEC reviews and discusses labor and employment issues that affect California’s employers. This coalition is a unified voice of California employers regarding the impact of proposed laws and regulations on businesses.
Staff Contact: Ashley Hoffman

California Heat Illness Prevention Coalition
Represents the views of California employers to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and to the Cal/OSHA Standards Board in the form of written comments and testimony regarding potential impacts proposed regulations on heat illness prevention might have on California businesses and their workers.
Staff Contact: Robert Moutrie

Workers’ Compensation Action Network (WCAN)
A statewide, broad-based coalition representing California employers, insurers and brokers/agents on issues relating to the state’s workers’ compensation system. WCAN educates policymakers, the media and members of the general business community on problems affecting the efficiency, fairness and cost of the system for employers and injured workers and helps build the public case for specific legislative or regulatory reforms to improve the system.
Staff Contact: Ashley Hoffman

California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC)
Works to repair California’s high-cost and litigious workers’ compensation system and educates policymakers about how maintaining balance in the system helps both workers and employers. CCWC is a statewide coalition of public and private employers, both large and small, representing more than 250 employers and numerous trade associations.
Staff Contact: Ashley Hoffman


Green Chemistry Alliance
A collection of trade associations and businesses that are working to ensure effective implementation of the California Green Chemistry Program that was authorized by AB 1879 (Feuer; D-Los Angeles, 2008) and SB 509 (Simitian; D-Palo Alto, 2008). The goal of the alliance is to ensure that the Green Chemistry Program is implemented in a way that allows for maximum environmental benefit and minimizes the economic impacts.
Staff Contact: Adam Regele

Proposition 65 Coalition
A coalition of more than 200 industry groups and individual businesses working together to ensure that Proposition 65 is not misused by individual attorneys who use the law solely for personal financial gain. The coalition reviews, comments, and testifies on regulatory and legislative developments related to Proposition 65 warning requirements, chemical listings, compliance issues, and litigation reform.
Staff Contact: Adam Regele

The Thursday Group
Seeks to promote an agenda that strikes a reasonable balance between economic growth and environmental protection. The goal of the Thursday Group is to encourage California decision-makers to work with the group to strike a reasonable compromise between the impact of legislation on California’s economy and environmental protection.
Staff Contact: Adam Regele


Privacy Coalition
A coalition of businesses working together to ensure that privacy laws are reasonable, effective and balanced. The group reviews legislation regarding personal information, data collection, data security and internet privacy measures.
Staff Contact: Ronak Daylami


California Coalition for Free Trade
A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda. In joining the coalition, we will include your company’s or association’s name on the rapidly growing list of members at no cost. We will keep you apprised of our international activities and bring to your attention ways that you can be supportive of the free trade agenda.
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Current Coalition Membership
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

See CalChamber’s California Coalition for Free Trade page for information on previous letter campaigns.

Coalition for Generalized System of Preferences
Since 1992, the Coalition for GSP has been the predominant voice of the U.S. business community in support of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. It is the only organization solely dedicated to educating policymakers about the importance of GSP benefits to American companies, workers, and consumers. For further information, visit
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

Federation of International Trade Associations
Founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that have an international mission. For further information, visit
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB)
USCIB promotes American business views and solutions on a wide range of issues – from telecommunications to e-commerce to labor relations – directly to U.S. and international policy makers. USCIB works tirelessly to harmonize international trade and commercial practices, promoting practical services to business such as international commercial arbitration and the ATA Carnet for temporary duty-free imports. For more information, visit:
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling