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; and National Labor Relations Act. In addition, the committee has a task force on human trafficking that develops best practices, highlights employer programs, and provides legislative advocacy. 

Recent Activity

CommentNov 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

Letter opposing New Jersey Senate Bill S. 4204

The U.S. Chamber opposes Senate Bill 4204 (S. 4204), a bill that would amend New Jersey’s code to severely restrict the ability of employers to utilize the legitimate services of independent contractors.

Press ReleaseNov 12, 2019 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Supreme Court's DACA Hearing

“It is extremely disappointing that we’ve reached a point where Congress has left the future of hundreds of thousands of young people to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stripping DACA recipients of their ability to legally live and work in the country will harm them, their employers, their families, and their communities," said Bradley.

ArticleNov 07, 2019 - 11:30am
Boy Scouts sit by the World War Two Memorial in Washington, DC

Boy Scouts or Boycotts?

NLRB decides in favor of Kroger in union agent solicitation case and defines what can be considered "other distribution".

ArticleOct 11, 2019 - 4:45pm
United Auto Workers logo

The UAW’s GM Smokescreen

Despite numerous offers from the General Motors, the UAW remains on strike and at loggerheads with the company.

ArticleSep 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
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Gene Scalia Becomes 28th Secretary of Labor

Eugene Scalia was sworn in as the country’s 28th secretary of labor, four days after being confirmed by the United States Senate.

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.

Letters to CongressSep 17, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 1423, "Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 1423, the "Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act."

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.