Labor | U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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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ArticleSep 25, 2017 - 7:15pm

Senate Confirms Emanuel to NLRB

Nearly three months after receiving his nomination, the United States Senate on September 25 confirmed William Emanuel...

CommentSep 25, 2017 - 4:15pm

Comments to DOL responding to the RFI on Overtime

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING:   The Honorable R. Alexander Acosta Secretary of Labor c/o Ms. Melissa Smith, Director Division of Regulations, Legislation & Interpretation

Above the FoldSep 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
Hedge maze

Joint Employer Bill Would Help Businesses Escape Labor Law Uncertainty Maze

Congress must fix NRLB's damaging Browning-Ferris Industries decision.

ReportSep 12, 2017 - 8:30am

A New Center Stage

The Workforce Freedom Initiative today released its latest report, A New Center Stage: The Expansion of State And Local Employment Laws.

ArticleSep 08, 2017 - 3:45pm

Chicago’s “Labor Harmony” Arm-Twisting

The Chicago City Council on September 6 passed an ordinance that exemplifies cynical efforts by some local governments to favor unions.

Press ReleaseSep 07, 2017 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Research Shows Consequences of the Fiduciary Rule

New Post-Implementation Data Indicates Investors Are Worse Served 

Above the FoldSep 01, 2017 - 12:00pm
Main Street Frederick Maryland

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Labor Regulations

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is complying with numerous labor regulations.

Above the FoldSep 01, 2017 - 9:00am
Labor Day 2017

Thank You, American Workers

To honor American workers on Labor Day, and each day, we must advance a robust free enterprise system.

Press ReleaseAug 31, 2017 - 8:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Overtime Rule Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today in response to the decision by Judge Mazzant in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to grant the motion brought by the U.S. Chamber and other business groups to invalidate the Obama administration’s overtime rule: