Issue Brief: Labor

Issue BriefJul 19, 2019 - 11:30am

The Dangerous Ideas Behind the PRO Act

The PRO Act would undermine worker rights, ensnare employers in unrelated labor disputes, disrupt the economy, and force individual Americans to pay union dues regardless of their wishes.

Issue BriefMay 09, 2018 - 4:00pm

The Workplace Democracy Act

On May 9, 2018, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), along with Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), introduced the so-called Workplace Democracy Act...

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Labor Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and appropriations bills

 Labor Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and appropriations bills  Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2018  

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 9:30am

State Labor Law Reforms

Policy discussions on labor and employment issues in Washington, D.C., have frequently been contentious, and in recent years many significant legislative proposals have become mired in gridlock. The result is that some state and even local governments have begun taking up labor and employment law reforms on their own...

Issue BriefJun 29, 2017 - 2:45pm

Red Tape - Paperwork Reduction Act

The Chamber is leading the challenge against unreasonable red tape. On February 27, 2017, the Chamber filed a petition with OIRA to rescind the excessively burdensome and unjustified expansion of the EEOC’s Annual Employer Report form. This is the first in a series of articles detailing the excessive cost of Federal information collection red tape. Future articles will identify examples of unnecessary and overly-burdensome information collection mandates and identify the agencies most responsible for red tape burdens. The Chamber welcomes information from readers about their experiences dealing with regulatory Red Tape. What Federal paperwork requirement affecting your business do you find most onerous? Send your suggestions and comments to Cut_Red_Tape@uschamber.com. Commenters’ privacy and confidentiality will be protected.

Issue BriefMar 31, 2017 - 11:30am

Worker Centers: Union Corporate Campaigns Reinvented

The Trump administration, Congress, and U.S. Department of Labor can ensure that union front groups known as “worker centers” are subjected to the same laws that regulate union activities and conduct, and provide financial transparency and democratic protections for workers...

Issue BriefJan 04, 2017 - 9:30am

A Question of Property Rights: Unions and Workplace E-mail Systems

The Trump administration's appointees at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), should undo the Obama NLRB’s ruling permitting use of employer-owned e-mail systems for the purposes of union organizing...

Issue BriefOct 13, 2016 - 5:00pm

Summary of Final Regulations and Guidance Implementing the "Blacklisting" Executive Order

On Wednesday August 24, the administration released (pre-Federal Register issuance) their package of final Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council regulations and DOL guidance to implement Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, aka, “blacklisting.” The Order will require prospective federal contractors to disclose their “violations” (as broadly defined by the DOL guidance) of 14 la