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

ArticleJan 24, 2020 - 2:00pm
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. with hazy clouds behind it.

PRO Act Delayed No More?

House leaders reportedly promised that the PRO Act will be brought to the floor for a vote within the coming weeks.

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.

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

ArticleJan 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
Francis Perkins Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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.

Dec 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

The NLRB’s Holiday Cheer

The National Labor Relations Board this week announced several actions that reverse controversial Obama administration policies.

ArticleDec 17, 2019 - 5:45pm
Sign outside NLRB offices.

NLRB Releases Election Process Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on December 13 released its much-anticipated changes to union representation election procedures.

ArticleDec 13, 2019 - 11:15am
Francis Perkins Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Labor.

New DOL Regular Rate Rule Benefits Both Employees and Employers

The U.S.Department of Labor published today in the Federal Register the final rule for Regular and Basic Rates under the FLSA.