Labor Relations Policy Committee

The committee develops Chamber policy and programs 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 develops Chamber policy and programs 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 guides and assists the Chamber's efforts to craft sound labor and employment policies in the interest of our members and their employees.  It also assists our efforts to counterbalance 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; International Perspectives; and National Labor Relations Act.

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressSep 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:45pm
European labor protest

Unions Seek Contracts Without Members

Unions like the SEIU have decided to pursue a concept from Europe referred to as sector-level (or sectoral) bargaining.

ArticleSep 13, 2019 - 5:15pm
U.S. Capitol Building

LMRDA Celebrates 60 Years

The country’s key union transparency law, the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), will turn 60 years old tomorrow.

CommentSep 12, 2019 - 4:30pm

Letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom Urging Veto of AB 5

The U.S. Chamber urges Governor Newsom to veto AB 5, a piece of legislation recently passed by the California legislature that will disrupt longstanding business practices and threaten the viability of some businesses as a result.

ArticleSep 11, 2019 - 5:45pm
California Sate Capitol

California Legislature Passes AB 5

The California Legislature has passed AB 5, a bill that will disrupt the "gig economy."

CommentSep 05, 2019 - 5:15pm

Letter of Opposition to the California Senate re: AB 5

The U.S. Chamber opposes A.B. 5, a bill that would amend California’s Labor and Unemployment Insurance codes to severely restrict the ability of employers to utilize the services of independent contractors.

ArticleAug 29, 2019 - 5:30pm
Flag of the Secretary of Labor

Gene Scalia Nominated for Secretary of Labor

On August 27, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate attorney Gene Scalia to serve as the next Secretary of Labor.

ArticleAug 28, 2019 - 6:15pm

DOL to Honor Union Transparency Advocates

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it will induct two architects of a union transparency law into its Hall of Honor.

ArticleAug 26, 2019 - 5:15pm

International Students Increasingly Taking Their Talents to Foreign Shores

Our immigration policies sorely need updating to ensure that the U.S. remains the number one destination for the leaders of tomorrow.

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.