Partners in Advocacy
NCA often garners strength and support for issues important to private clubs by allying with other leading trade associations and businesses that have the same goals that we do.
Waters Advocacy Coalition. In August 2014, the National Club Association joined the Waters Advocacy Coalition, a coalition of more than 35 associations focused on educating federal and state policymakers about the broad array of issues associated with expanding federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction.
The Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare. This coalition supports appropriate changes to the current health care law that will promote better access for individuals to health insurance and more affordability for the health insurance while not adversely affecting small businesses.
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace. This is a group of more than 200 organizations, associations and businesses working for the preservation of an open work environment for all employees. The coalition has been working to stop the Employee Free Choice Act, which would strip the right of a secret ballot election from employees deciding on union representation and burden small business with greater union rights.
The Tax Relief Coalition. This coalition of small business and pro-growth trade associations focuses on stopping the roll back of the current income tax rates. Private clubs and many other businesses cannot afford this kind of tax hike and this coalition has been created to ensure it doesn't happen.
The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC). A coalition of businesses, trade associations, and other organizations from across the industry spectrum concerned with the shortage of both skilled and lesser skilled ("essential worker") labor.
We Are Golf Coalition. This group was formed to create greater awareness of golf’s impact on America’s economic, environmental and social agendas and help level the playing field for the thousands of small businesses which make up the industry.
The National Coalition to Protect Family Leave. This coalition was created by business and trade associations to ensure that the small business voice is heard when legislation like the Healthy Families Act, which would mandate what benefits employers must provide to their employees, is considered on Capitol Hill.
The H-2B Workforce Coalition. This coalition focuses on ensuring that an appropriate number of essential, seasonal worker visas is available for our members as they deal with the task of fully staffing their clubs during the high seasons. NCA’s participation in this coalition ensures that the club industry’s voice is heard when the total number of yearly visas is being determined on Capitol Hill.
The Health Insurance Tax Coalition. This is a group of businesses and trade associations that are focusing on the new health insurance fee scheduled to begin in 2014. Though the fee is levied against health insurance companies, the fee will likely be passed on to those buying health insurance policies--meaning private clubs may see another increase in premiums. NCA is actively working to stop this.
The Employers for Flexibility in Health Care Coalition. This coalition supports broader and more workable solutions regarding the implementation of the health care reform law. The federal government's proposed regulations to develop the law have significantly impeded the ability of employers to provide health insurance options for their employees. This group is working to ensure those writing the next set of regulations better understand the needs of America's employers.
50-100 Coalition. This organization represents small businesses and is working to protect affordable coverage for employees. The Coalition urges Congress to pass the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (The PACE Act) to help allow employees to keep their health care plans and protect them from higher premiums.