Labor Relations Committee

The committee focuses on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including: employment nondiscrimination, minimum wage and wage-hour, occupational safety and health, immigration, labor-management relations, union corporate/strategic campaigns, workplace privacy, work-family issues and leave mandates, and emerging international labor policy issues.

The committee focuses on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including: employment nondiscrimination, minimum wage and wage-hour, occupational safety and health, immigration, labor-management relations, union corporate/strategic campaigns, workplace privacy, work-family issues and leave mandates, and emerging international labor policy issues. The committee’s work reflects the Chamber's commitment to crafting sound labor and employment policies in the interest of our members and their employees and to counterbalancing the efforts of other groups advocating the erosion of management rights. 

This committee has a number of active subcommittees. They are: Wage, Hour, and Leave; Immigration; Equal Employment Opportunity; Occupational Safety and Health; and National Labor Relations Act. In addition, the committee has a task force on human trafficking that develops best practices, highlights employer programs, and reviews legislative responses. 

Recent Activity

EventMay 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Business Solutions: Empowering Trafficking Survivors

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Randstad Sourceright, and the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice (AFRJ) as we host the Business Solutions: Empowering Human Trafficking Survivors forum.

ArticleMay 05, 2021 - 3:00pm
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The PRO Act Litmus Test

As any observer of labor policy knows, unions are very much keen on passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a radical proposal that would upend American labor law, to put it mildly.

ReportMay 05, 2021 - 12:45pm

Labor's Litany of Dangerous Ideas: The PRO Act 2021 Update

In 2019, the U.S. Chamber released a report discussing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a bill in Congress that amounted to nothing more than a litany of organized labor’s policy preferences. Subsequently, the U.S.

Letters to CongressApr 27, 2021 - 12:45pm

Arizona Business Community Letter to Senators Sinema and Kelly

April 9, 2021 Dear Senator Sinema and Senator Kelly ,

Letters to CongressApr 26, 2021 - 9:30pm

New Hampshire Business & Industry Association Letter to Senator Shaheen

The New Hampshire Business & Industry Association and several other trade associations on April 22 submitted a letter to Senator Shaheen expressing their opposition to the PRO Act. 

Letters to CongressApr 26, 2021 - 9:30pm

New Hampshire Business & Industry Association Letter to Senator Hassan

The New Hampshire Business & Industry Association and several other trade associations on April 22 submitted a letter to Senator Hassan expressing their opposition to the PRO Act. 

Letters to CongressApr 23, 2021 - 2:30pm

American Bar Association Letter Opposing "Persuader" Rule in the PRO Act

The American Bar Association (ABA) on April 20 submitted a letter to the leaders of the Senate and the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions expressing its opposition to the "persuader" rule portion of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Letters to CongressApr 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

Coalition Letter to Congress on CRA Disapproval of the EEOC's “Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures"

This coalition letter was sent to the Congressional leaders, opposing use of the Congressional Review Act to disapprove the “Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures” finalized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

CommentApr 12, 2021 - 1:15pm

Comments to DOL re: Rescission of Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act Rule

Ms. Jessica LoomanPrincipal Deputy AdministratorWage and Hour DivisionU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Ave., N.W.Washington, DC 20210 By electronic submission: www.regulations.gov

CommentApr 12, 2021 - 12:45pm

Comments to DOL re: Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Withdrawal

Ms. Jessica LoomanPrincipal Deputy AdministratorWage and Hour DivisionU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Ave., N.W.Washington, DC 20210 By electronic submission: www.regulations.gov