Labor

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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Recent Activity

ArticleJul 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
U.S. Capitol dome seen through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Labor’s Wish-List Bill Introduced

With the economy kicking into high gear, it seems an odd time for a handful of legislators to introduce a bill that would throw a wrench...

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 4:45pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security ahead of the Subcommittee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

ArticleJul 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Not so goodbye: DOL Persuader Rule Rescinded

After proposing it seven years ago, the U.S. Department of Labor today formally rescinded its so-called “persuader rule”...

Above the FoldJul 16, 2018 - 1:30pm
Mother sitting on couch with her two young children.

Both Employers and Employees Get Benefits Under the Workflex in the 21st Century Act

The bill relies on incentives to employers rather than mandates.

LetterJul 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

H.R. 4219, "the Workflex in the 21st Century Act"

This letter was sent to Congresswoman Mimi Walters, commending her for introducing H.R. 4219, “the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.”

LetterJul 10, 2018 - 4:30pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

ArticleJun 28, 2018 - 9:30am

Debate in D.C., Not at Disneyland

A batch of Democratic lawmakers from Washington, D.C. recently weighed in on an economic issue most prominently raised by the Fight for $15.

LetterJun 27, 2018 - 3:45pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

ArticleJun 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

NLRB General Counsel Issues Handbook Guidance

The General Counsel at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a guidance memo...

ArticleJun 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Wet floor sign reads: "Caution: Vague joint employer standard"

Coalition Files Petition for Joint Employer Rulemaking

A broad coalition of trade associations and other industry groups, including the U.S. Chamber, on June 13 filed a petition...