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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Recent Activity

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.

Press ReleaseAug 29, 2019 - 11:00am

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure is a Roadblock to Labor Day Travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As summer comes to an end and Congress prepares to head back to D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is continuing to urge lawmakers to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year and save Americans money and time on the roads.

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.

Above the FoldAug 26, 2019 - 9:00am
Sparks fly around a working operating a machine in a factory.

Helping Workers Achieve the American Dream

Thanks to them, the best ideas and most innovative products come to life.

Above the FoldAug 23, 2019 - 3:30pm
Women's Equality Day

From Main Street to Fortune 500, U.S. Chamber Celebrates Women’s Equality, Empowerment in Business Community

In honor of Women's Equality Day, we highlight the rise of women in leadership positions across all sectors of business and the economy.

ArticleAug 08, 2019 - 12:00pm
New York City

New York’s Minimum Wage Case Study

New York City’s new $15/hour minimum wage went into effect this year, and business owners already are feeling the predictable consequences.

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.

ArticleJul 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
U.S. Capitol Building

House Passes $15 per hour Minimum Wage Increase

The U.S. House of Representatives passed (231-199) H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Press ReleaseJul 19, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Statement on New DOL Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Employment Policy Glenn Spencer released the following statement today regarding the announcement of Gene Scalia as the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor:

Issue BriefJul 19, 2019 - 11:30am

The Dangerous Ideas Behind the PRO Act

The PRO Act would undermine worker rights, ensnare employers in unrelated labor disputes, disrupt the economy, and force individual Americans to pay union dues regardless of their wishes.