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.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:45pm
European labor protest

Unions Seek Contracts Without Members

Unions like the SEIU have decided to pursue a concept from Europe referred to as sector-level (or sectoral) bargaining.

Above the FoldSep 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Diverse group of people having an office meeting at a wooden table.

How Diversity Unlocks Business Potential

It is not only the right thing to do – it is the smart thing for business.

ArticleSep 13, 2019 - 5:15pm
U.S. Capitol Building

LMRDA Celebrates 60 Years

The country’s key union transparency law, the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), will turn 60 years old tomorrow.

Above the FoldSep 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Monthly Workforce Monitor: Many Job Openings, Too Few Available Workers

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new Monthly Workforce Monitor is an analysis of the state of the U.S. job market and worker availability.

CommentSep 12, 2019 - 4:30pm

Letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom Urging Veto of AB 5

The U.S. Chamber urges Governor Newsom to veto AB 5, a piece of legislation recently passed by the California legislature that will disrupt longstanding business practices and threaten the viability of some businesses as a result.

ArticleSep 11, 2019 - 5:45pm
California Sate Capitol

California Legislature Passes AB 5

The California Legislature has passed AB 5, a bill that will disrupt the "gig economy."

CommentSep 05, 2019 - 5:15pm

Letter of Opposition to the California Senate re: AB 5

The U.S. Chamber opposes A.B. 5, a bill that would amend California’s Labor and Unemployment Insurance codes to severely restrict the ability of employers to utilize the services of independent contractors.

ArticleAug 29, 2019 - 5:30pm
Flag of the Secretary of Labor

Gene Scalia Nominated for Secretary of Labor

On August 27, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate attorney Gene Scalia to serve as the next Secretary of Labor.

Press ReleaseAug 29, 2019 - 11:00am

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure is a Roadblock to Labor Day Travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As summer comes to an end and Congress prepares to head back to D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is continuing to urge lawmakers to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year and save Americans money and time on the roads.

ArticleAug 28, 2019 - 6:15pm

DOL to Honor Union Transparency Advocates

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it will induct two architects of a union transparency law into its Hall of Honor.