Labor

The United States economy is supported by a highly innovative, creative, productive, and industrious workforce. The jobs that make up the U.S. economy—and the businesses that create those jobs—help workers provide for their families and lead healthy, comfortable, and fulfilling lives.

To keep the economy vibrant and to continue to create opportunity for workers, we must ensure that new businesses can be launched and current ones can be expanded. The U.S. Chamber promotes workplace policies that will enhance, not inhibit, economic growth and job creation.

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ReportJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Ready, Fire, Aim: How State Regulators Are Threatening the Gig Economy and Millions of Workers and Consumers

Some lawmakers and regulators are pursuing policies harmful to the gig economy, workers, and consumers, but they could adderss concerns around gig workers while preserving the gig model itself. If we want to preserve what is good about the gig economy, we have to fashion regulatory solutions for the twenty-first century. We cannot continue to rely on existing employment models alone. 

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: States Regulating National Policy Issues ‘Presents Challenges and Uncertainties for Business’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue warned today in his State of American Business speech that an emerging patchwork of state regulations on national economic issues presents challenges and uncertainties for business.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
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U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Above the FoldJan 08, 2020 - 11:45am
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Monthly Workforce Monitor: Available Workers Per Open Job Falls to Lowest Level on Record

Monthly Workforce Monitor: Worker Availability Report — an analysis of the state of the U.S. job market and worker availability.

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
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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.

Above the FoldDec 12, 2019 - 11:00am
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US Chamber Commercial Construction Survey Drops to Lowest Level Since 2017

The Q4 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction reports a six point decline in contractor confidence levels.

ArticleDec 11, 2019 - 3:30pm
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PRO Act Delayed?

According to a recent article, progressives and unions are getting frustrated that the Protecting the Right to Organize Act seems delayed.