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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ArticleMay 05, 2021 - 3:00pm
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The PRO Act Litmus Test

As any observer of labor policy knows, unions are very much keen on passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a radical proposal that would upend American labor law, to put it mildly.

Press ReleaseMay 05, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Expresses Disappointment in the Administration’s Withdrawal of the Independent Contractor Rule

Today, Glenn Spencer, Senior Vice President of Employment Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the following statement after President Biden announced he would withdraw the Independent Contractor Rule:

ReportMay 05, 2021 - 12:45pm

Labor's Litany of Dangerous Ideas: The PRO Act 2021 Update

In 2019, the U.S. Chamber released a report discussing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a bill in Congress that amounted to nothing more than a litany of organized labor’s policy preferences. Subsequently, the U.S.

Press ReleaseApr 29, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Praises Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Senate Introduction

"The PWFA helps keep valued female employees in the workplace and provides needed clarity in the law for employers. We encourage the Senate and the House to work together to pass this legislation, which is a balanced approach to protecting the rights of pregnant employees and the interests of employers. The U.S. Chamber thanks Senators Casey, Cassidy, Capito, Murkowski, and Shaheen for their leadership on this effort, and we look forward to helping move this bill across the finish line."

Letters to CongressApr 27, 2021 - 12:45pm

Arizona Business Community Letter to Senators Sinema and Kelly

April 9, 2021 Dear Senator Sinema and Senator Kelly ,

Letters to CongressApr 26, 2021 - 9:30pm

New Hampshire Business & Industry Association Letter to Senator Shaheen

The New Hampshire Business & Industry Association and several other trade associations on April 22 submitted a letter to Senator Shaheen expressing their opposition to the PRO Act. 

Letters to CongressApr 26, 2021 - 9:30pm

New Hampshire Business & Industry Association Letter to Senator Hassan

The New Hampshire Business & Industry Association and several other trade associations on April 22 submitted a letter to Senator Hassan expressing their opposition to the PRO Act. 

Letters to CongressApr 23, 2021 - 2:30pm

American Bar Association Letter Opposing "Persuader" Rule in the PRO Act

The American Bar Association (ABA) on April 20 submitted a letter to the leaders of the Senate and the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions expressing its opposition to the "persuader" rule portion of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

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).