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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ArticleJan 23, 2020 - 11:45am

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.

Above the FoldJan 21, 2020 - 3:45pm
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American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Was Hard at Work in 2019

2019 was a productive year for the American Workforce Advisory Board, and 2020 should be too. Check out the highlights from this year.

Above the FoldJan 21, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Supply and Demand Drives Higher Wages for Lower Paid Workers

The labor market is tight, which means there are fewer workers to fill open positions and, as a result, wages are rising.

ReportJan 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

A Policy Patchwork - Paid family leave laws in the states

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases New Paid Family Leave Report Highlighting the Patchwork of Laws in the States

EventJan 15, 2020 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
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Integrating Services for Trafficking Survivors

The event will feature top experts from government, the private sector, and social services who will discuss techniques to empower survivors and provide resources for healing. Participants will also discuss the use of technology to identify trafficking victims.  

Press ReleaseJan 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds Committee Approval of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with A Better Balance, National Women’s Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Partnership for Women & Families applauded the House Committee on Education and Labor approval of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, by a bipartisan vote of 29-17. 

Letters to CongressJan 13, 2020 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter on H.R. 2694, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the House Committee on Education and Labor, on H.R. 2694, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act."

ArticleJan 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
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DOL Releases Joint Employer Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division yesterday announced a final rule on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

ArticleJan 09, 2020 - 5:00pm

NLRB Issues Union Dues Checkoff Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling that restores a longstanding precedent regarding union dues checkoff agreements.

CommentJan 09, 2020 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on NLRB Representation Election NPRM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to submit these comments to the National Labor Relations Board, pursuant to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comments regarding Representation-Case Procedures: Election Bars and Proof of Majority Status in the Construction Industry, 84 Fed. Reg. No.