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 CongressMar 26, 2019 - 10:30am

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

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

ArticleMar 20, 2019 - 9:30am

NLRB Reevaluates Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has had its hands full after a three-member Republican majority took over...

Above the FoldMar 14, 2019 - 4:45pm
The Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index is at 72.

These 3 Construction Industry Myths Create Challenges Recruiting Workers, New Data Shows

The Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index is at 72.

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...