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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ArticleFeb 07, 2020 - 10:45am
Portrait of the U.S. Capitol

House Passes PRO Act

The U.S. House of Representatives on February 5 passed H.R. 2474, the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark: “The PRO Act will undermine worker rights and threaten worker privacy”

“We are disappointed to see the House approve the PRO Act. This legislation would harm workers, employers, and the economy in multiple ways. It violates workers’ privacy, takes away private ballots in union organizing elections, imposes California’s restrictive independent contractor test that is already costing people their livelihoods, and threatens workers with the loss of a job if they don’t pay union dues," said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark.

Op EdFeb 06, 2020 - 11:00am

The Daily Caller Op-Ed: The PRO Act Is Not So Pro-Worker

House leadership is expected to bring a controversial proposal aimed to rewrite federal labor laws up for a floor vote as early as tonight.

Litigation UpdateFeb 06, 2020 - 11:00am

Olsen v. State of California Amicus Brief in support of the Plaintiff

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an Amicus Brief to urge the U.S. District Court, Central District of California to grant Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and enjoin defendants from enforcing AB 5 against them, or otherwise causing it to be enforced against them, pending final judgment.

Letters to CongressFeb 03, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act."

Letters to CongressFeb 03, 2020 - 10:30am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 2474, the "Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act."

Above the FoldFeb 03, 2020 - 12:15am
Labor Day 2017

The PRO Act Is an Attack on Worker Freedom

Workers would lose the private ballot, be forced to pay union dues, or be told they could no longer work as an independent contractor.

ArticleJan 24, 2020 - 2:00pm
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. with hazy clouds behind it.

PRO Act Delayed No More?

House leaders reportedly promised that the PRO Act will be brought to the floor for a vote within the coming weeks.

ArticleJan 23, 2020 - 11:45am
union membership

Union Membership Slides More in 2019

This year’s BLS estimate of union membership showed that union membership slipped to 10.3 percent of the total workforce in 2019.