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

CommentOct 26, 2020 - 6:45pm

Comments to DOL re: Independent Contractor Status under the FSLA

On Monday, October 26 2020, the Chamber submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding RIN 1235-AA34--Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These comments outline the importance of the gig economy and offers a number of recommendations. 

ReportOct 26, 2020 - 12:30pm

A Journey of a Thousand Steps

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a report chronicling the efforts of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) three year effort to restore some much needed balance in American labor law. The report, A Journey of a Thousand Steps: The NLRB’s Effort to Restore Common Sense in Labor Law, follows a 2017 U.S.

Press ReleaseOct 19, 2020 - 6:45pm

U.S. Chamber Leads Suit Against Overreaching Restrictions on Work Visas

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and others filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against recent regulations that will undermine high skilled immigration into the United States. U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue released the following statement after today’s suit was filed:

ArticleOct 14, 2020 - 12:45pm

A Push for Unemployment Tax Relief

Seven months into the Pandemic, states are beginning to grapple with the ramifications for their 2021 budgets. The mandatory shutdowns enacted by many governors in March also shut down revenue streams such as gas and sales taxes.

EventOct 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

The Foundation's Talent Finance Capstone Event

Join us for a final conversation on prioritizing where to start and how to get involved in building the talent finance ecosystem of the future.

ArticleOct 06, 2020 - 1:00pm

HEROES 2.0: Closer, but No Cigar

Despite a busy time filled with discussions about continuing resolutions, Supreme Court justice nominations, and presidential debates, House Democrats recently unveiled a revised version of the HEROES Act. The original version was passed through the house on May 15 but failed to reach a vote in the senate largely due the high price tag of $3 trillion.

ArticleSep 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
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California Passes New Supplemental Leave Requirement

It’s been a busy legislative year in the Golden State, where lawmakers continue to find ways to make doing business there more complicated.

ArticleSep 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Nixing “Neutrality”

During his tenure at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), General Counsel Peter Robb has made a point of addressing many of the lopsided policies of his predecessors from the Obama administration, of which there were many.

EventSep 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Transportation Industry Against Human Trafficking

Please join us on September 24 as the U.S. Chamber hosts an event highlighting the key role businesses play in preventing human trafficking.

Press ReleaseSep 24, 2020 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Announces Opposition of Arizona Proposition 208, Calling It a ‘Misguided and Potentially Economically Devastating Proposition’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today issued the following statement on Arizona Proposition 208.