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

Letters to CongressApr 13, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 7, the "Paycheck Fairness Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 7, the "Paycheck Fairness Act."

Letters to CongressApr 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

Coalition Letter to Congress on CRA Disapproval of the EEOC's “Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures"

This coalition letter was sent to the Congressional leaders, opposing use of the Congressional Review Act to disapprove the “Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures” finalized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

CommentApr 12, 2021 - 1:15pm

Comments to DOL re: Rescission of Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act Rule

Ms. Jessica LoomanPrincipal Deputy AdministratorWage and Hour DivisionU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Ave., N.W.Washington, DC 20210 By electronic submission: www.regulations.gov

CommentApr 12, 2021 - 12:45pm

Comments to DOL re: Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Withdrawal

Ms. Jessica LoomanPrincipal Deputy AdministratorWage and Hour DivisionU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Ave., N.W.Washington, DC 20210 By electronic submission: www.regulations.gov

ArticleApr 12, 2021 - 10:30am
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Amazon Workers Vote Against Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on April 9 announced the results of a union representation election at Amazon’s distribution facility in Bessemer, Alabama, which had been widely anticipated by observers of labor policy.

ArticleMar 29, 2021 - 11:15pm
Packages move along conveyer belts at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, NJ.

Sanders Inserts Himself in Amazon Campaign

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reportedly weighed in on the organizing campaign at an Amazon facility that has been in the headlines in recent months.  Unsurprisingly, the senator offered his support fo

Above the FoldMar 25, 2021 - 10:15am
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At Least It’s a Start: Multiemployer Pension Relief

The latest in multiemployer policy.

Letters to CongressMar 24, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 7, "Paycheck Fairness Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Education and Labor, on H.R. 7, the "Paycheck Fairness Act."

Letters to CongressMar 24, 2021 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 1065, "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Education and Labor, on H.R. 1065, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act."

Letters to CongressMar 24, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1065, "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Education and Labor, on H.R. 1065, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act."