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.

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ArticleAug 08, 2019 - 12:00pm
New York City

New York’s Minimum Wage Case Study

New York City’s new $15/hour minimum wage went into effect this year, and business owners already are feeling the predictable consequences.

ArticleJul 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

Third Time’s a Charm? DOL Proposes Union Trust Reporting (Again)

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to implement the Form T-1 for union-related trusts.

ArticleJul 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
U.S. Capitol Building

House Passes $15 per hour Minimum Wage Increase

The U.S. House of Representatives passed (231-199) H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Press ReleaseJul 19, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Statement on New DOL Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Employment Policy Glenn Spencer released the following statement today regarding the announcement of Gene Scalia as the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor:

Issue BriefJul 19, 2019 - 11:30am

The Dangerous Ideas Behind the PRO Act

The PRO Act would undermine worker rights, ensnare employers in unrelated labor disputes, disrupt the economy, and force individual Americans to pay union dues regardless of their wishes.

ArticleJul 19, 2019 - 8:45am
Francis Perkins Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Labor.

U.S. Chamber Statement on New DOL Secretary Nominee

U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for Employment Policy Glenn Spencer released the following statement on New DOL Secretary Nominee.

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
Blurred workers

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.