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 CongressJul 16, 2019 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 582, "Raise the Wage Act"

The U.S. Chamber opposes H.R. 582, the "Raise the Wage Act."

Letters to CongressJul 16, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 582, "Raise the Wage Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 582, the "Raise the Wage Act."

Above the FoldJul 15, 2019 - 9:00am
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America’s Hidden Workforce

The unemployment rate is at a remarkably low 3.7%, but 7.5 million jobs sit vacant.

Letters to CongressJul 11, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 582, the "Raise the Wage Act"

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 582, the "Raise the Wage Act," and advocating for a different approach to raising the federal minimum wage.

ArticleJul 09, 2019 - 9:15am

DOL Restores Independent Contractor Classification

Federal agencies charged with enforcing various labor laws are gradually addressing evolving gig-economy employment relationships.

Letters to CongressJul 08, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the Nomination of John Pallasch for Assistant Secretary of the Employment Training Administration

This letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting the nomination of John Pallasch for Assistant Secretary of the Employment Training Administration within the U.S. Department of Labor.

Above the FoldJun 26, 2019 - 11:00am
AutoNation car technician working on a car.

Amid Debate Spotlight, Miami Businesses Making a Big Difference in Florida and Across America

Here are just a few ways area companies are making a big impact locally and nationally.

ArticleJun 20, 2019 - 5:15pm

The Beetle Bites Back

Workers at Volkswagen’s (VW) Chattanooga assembly plant dealt another blow to the United Auto Workers (UAW) last week...

Above the FoldJun 20, 2019 - 9:45am
The Q2 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index composite score of 74 is up two points from last quarter.

Commercial Construction Index Reveals Surge in New Business Confidence

The Index composite score of 74 is up two points from 72 from the previous quarter.

ArticleJun 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

California Legislature Takes Up Dynamex Standard

The California legislature is considering a bill that would enshrine the dubious state Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West.