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

ReportOct 25, 2018 - 9:30am

Hardball: The Tactics of Union Corporate Campaigns

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), passed in 1935, struck a careful balance between the rights of workers and employers...

Above the FoldOct 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon (left) and Labor Department Secretary Alexander Acosta speak at the U.S. Chamber Small Business Summit.

The Economy and Pro-Growth Policies Have Put Small Businesses in a Happy Place

70% of small business owners are optimistic about the economy.

ArticleOct 02, 2018 - 9:45am

Fight for $15 Reappears (Again)

The union front group known as Fight for $15 is rearing its head again this week, reportedly with its “most ambitious effort in years....”

CommentSep 28, 2018 - 4:15pm

Coalition Comments to OSHA on Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

The CWS is comprised of associations and employers who believe in improving workplace safety through cooperation, assistance, transparency, clarity, and accountability.The Honorable Loren SweattActing Assistant SecretaryOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20210

LetterSep 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

Nomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions opposing the nomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

ArticleSep 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Wet floor sign reads: "Caution: Vague joint employer standard"

NLRB Announces Joint Employer Proposal

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on September 13 announced that it would publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...

Above the FoldSep 03, 2018 - 9:00am
Labor Day

Thank You, American Workers

This Labor Day, take a moment to remember why the holiday was established.

ArticleAug 29, 2018 - 4:45pm
NLRB

Pearce Re-Nominated to NLRB

The White House announced on August 28 that President Trump nominated Mark Gaston Pearce to be a Member of the National Labor Relations...

EventAug 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Annual Labor Day Briefing

The U.S. Chamber’s Glenn Spencer, and J.D. Foster host a press briefing to discuss the current state of the economy and regulatory reform and how they are impacting the labor market.

ArticleAug 24, 2018 - 3:00pm
U.S. money

Labor’s Puerto Rico Payday

This blog has recounted before the phenomenon of governments using their power to promote the interests of organized labor...