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

EventSep 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Transportation and Hospitality Industries Against Human Trafficking

Experts from government and the private sector will discuss best practices and the important role businesses in the transportation and hospitality sectors play in prevention and awareness.

ArticleSep 16, 2021 - 3:45pm
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The NLRB’s “Remedies”

With a new Democratic majority in place, observers of labor policy generally expect the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to adopt an aggressive stance when it comes to enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

ArticleSep 13, 2021 - 12:45pm
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House Budget Proposals Include Labor & Employment Policies

The week of September 6, House committees began releasing text covering their respective issue areas under the budget reconciliation process. In particular, proposals emerged from the House Ways and Means and the House Education and Labor Committees.

ArticleSep 13, 2021 - 11:15am
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Wall Street Journal: Congressional Democrats Want to Weaponize Federal Labor Law

By Michael J. Lotito and Glenn SpencerSept. 12, 2021 4:24 pm ET

ArticleSep 08, 2021 - 1:30pm
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Activist Judge Rules Against Prop 22

In a decision that strains credulity, an Alameda County, Calif., Superior Court judge on August 20 issued a ruling that declared unconstitutional and unenforceable that state’s Proposit

ArticleAug 31, 2021 - 5:30pm

Back to the Future at the NLRB

After approximately four years with a Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on August 27 added a new member, David Prouty, whose addition to the Board changed control of it to a 3-2 Democratic majority. 

CommentAug 27, 2021 - 5:00pm

Comments to DOL on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Read the comments to Jessica Looman, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.

ArticleAug 26, 2021 - 10:15am
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The NLRB’s Amazon Antics

Back in June, this blog discussed a seemingly innocuous remark by the then-acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Peter Sung Ohr, as he discussed the representation election at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alab

ArticleAug 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

Workers in Silao Cast Historic Votes

The first USMCA Rapid Response Labor Mechanism case is coming to a close following a historic vote that took place over the course of two days.

CommentAug 23, 2021 - 12:30pm

Comments to DOL on Tip Regulations Under the FLSA

Read the comments to Jessica Looman, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to Tip Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act