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

ArticleJan 22, 2019 - 6:00pm

Union Membership Dips Again in 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 18 released its annual estimate of union membership in the United States...

Above the FoldJan 07, 2019 - 6:15pm
Tom Donohue at the 2018 State of American Business

It was a Busy and Productive 2018 for the U.S. Chamber

Last year was full of accomplishments. 2019 will be no different.

ArticleJan 03, 2019 - 10:30am
Wet floor sign reads: "Caution: Vague joint employer standard"

D.C. Circuit Rules in Joint Employer Case

The D.C. Circuit on December 28 issued its opinion in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. v. NLRB...

Above the FoldDec 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
USG and U.S. Chamber Commercial Construction Index for Q4 2018 remains at 75.

Optimistic Construction Companies Turn to Technology to Counter Workforce Challenges

The index remained stable at 75, meaning contractors continue to be optimistic about commercial construction market.

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Commercial Construction Looks to Advanced Technologies to Alleviate Workforce Challenges and Improve Productivity

74 Percent of Contractors Anticipate Using Technologies Like Drones, Equipment Tagging, Wearables, and Virtual Reality in the Next Three Years

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 4:45pm
The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

Small Businesses Continue to Be Optimistic, but Struggle to Find Workers

The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

ArticleNov 09, 2018 - 3:00pm
Voting booths

Labor Policy and the Midterm Elections

After months of anticipation, the midterm elections have come and gone, and there were quite a few noteworthy developments...

Above the FoldNov 08, 2018 - 2:30pm
The American flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol.

What’s Next? 5 Takeaways from the Midterm Elections

What’s now on the table for the business community and a pro-growth agenda, and what should you be watching for in the months ahead?

Above the FoldNov 05, 2018 - 9:00am
Illustration of office workers working around a table.

The Two-Gap Workforce Challenge

The skills and people gaps are preventing our nation from leveraging its talent and people from realizing their potential.

Above the FoldNov 01, 2018 - 5:30pm
Tom Donohue speaks at 2018 Talent Forward.

How to Shrink the Skills and People Gaps

By closing both gaps opportunity will flourish, the economy will grow, and people will prosper.