Labor | U.S. Chamber of Commerce


The United States economy is supported by a highly innovative, creative, productive, and industrious workforce. The jobs that make up the U.S. economy—and the businesses that create those jobs—help workers provide for their families and lead healthy, comfortable, and fulfilling lives.

To keep the economy vibrant and to continue to create opportunity for workers, we must ensure that new businesses can be launched and current ones can be expanded. The U.S. Chamber promotes workplace policies that will enhance, not inhibit, economic growth and job creation.

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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

Eliminate ‘Micro Unions’ and Restore Appropriate Bargaining Units

The Trump administration, with new appointees at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), should reverse the Obama-era Specialty Healthcare decision that allowed non-majority or “micro unions” in the workplace. Congress should also amend the National Labor Relations Act to adopt the pre-Specialty Healthcare standard for determining collective bargaining units...

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...

ArticleJul 20, 2017 - 5:15pm
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House Committee Passes DOL, NLRB Appropriations Bill

On July 19, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education...

ArticleJul 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

House Committee Holds Joint Employer Hearing

On July 12, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing to examine the expanded definition of joint employment...

ArticleJul 19, 2017 - 4:15pm
United States Senate

NLRB Nominees Advance in Senate

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on July 19 voted to approve President Trump’s two...

ArticleJul 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law Upheld

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on July 12 upheld Wisconsin’s right-to-work law...

LetterJul 12, 2017 - 10:45am

Letter on Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board Nominations

This letter in regard to the nominations of Patrick Pizzella for Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to be members of the National Labor Relations Board was sent to members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

ArticleJul 05, 2017 - 2:45pm
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House Committee Approves NLRA Reform Bills

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 29 approved three bills to reform federal labor policies...

LetterJun 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Request for Extension on DOL RFI

To Whom It May Concern: