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

Press ReleaseFeb 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Administration Selects U.S. Chamber’s Donohue to Serve on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Board Will Help Craft a Workforce Strategy to Equip America’s Students and Workers with Skills They Need in Today’s Economy 

ArticleFeb 12, 2019 - 3:15pm

How Marriott is Combating Human Trafficking.

Marriott International is committed to make 750,000+ hotel workers and 6,900 properties a part of the fight to combat modern slavery.

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2019 - 3:30pm

Increasing the Minimum Wage: Focus on Economics, Not Politics

Economic growth is what allows employers to pay higher wages, not mandates from on high.

ArticleFeb 05, 2019 - 6:00pm

So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen II

The former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, Mark Gaston Pearce, today announced that he was withdrawing his name...

ArticleJan 29, 2019 - 11:00am
Wet floor sign reads: "Caution: Vague joint employer standard"

NLRB Joint Employer Comment Period Closes

The period for submitting comments to the National Labor Relations Board regarding its proposed joint employer rule closed January 28...

CommentJan 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Comments on the National Labor Relations Board's Proposed Rulemaking, “The Standard For Determining Joint-Employer Status”

On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments in response to the National Labor Relations Board's proposed rulemaking, "The Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status."

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.