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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ArticleOct 06, 2020 - 1:00pm

HEROES 2.0: Closer, but No Cigar

Despite a busy time filled with discussions about continuing resolutions, Supreme Court justice nominations, and presidential debates, House Democrats recently unveiled a revised version of the HEROES Act. The original version was passed through the house on May 15 but failed to reach a vote in the senate largely due the high price tag of $3 trillion.

ArticleSep 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
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California Passes New Supplemental Leave Requirement

It’s been a busy legislative year in the Golden State, where lawmakers continue to find ways to make doing business there more complicated.

ArticleSep 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Nixing “Neutrality”

During his tenure at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), General Counsel Peter Robb has made a point of addressing many of the lopsided policies of his predecessors from the Obama administration, of which there were many.

EventSep 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Transportation Industry Against Human Trafficking

Please join us on September 24 as the U.S. Chamber hosts an event highlighting the key role businesses play in preventing human trafficking.

Press ReleaseSep 24, 2020 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Announces Opposition of Arizona Proposition 208, Calling It a ‘Misguided and Potentially Economically Devastating Proposition’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today issued the following statement on Arizona Proposition 208.

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing an Amendment expected to be offered by Rep. Abby Finkenauer to H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

CommentSep 17, 2020 - 3:30pm

Letter to CA Gov Newsom Urging Veto of CA SB 973

The Honorable Gavin NewsomGovernor, State of California1303 10th Street, Suite 1173Sacramento, CA 95814 Via electronic mail: leg.unit@gov.ca.govRE: Veto of Senate Bill 973 Dear Governor Newsom:

Press ReleaseSep 17, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds House Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded House passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), which was approved by a vote of 329 - 73, including 103 Republicans. This legislation would clarify an employer’s obligation to accommodate a pregnant employee or applicant with a known limitation that interferes with her ability to perform some essential functions of her position.

CommentSep 14, 2020 - 3:45pm

Comments to DOL on Paid Leave

Ms. Laurie Todd -SmithDirector, Women’ s BureauU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20210 Via Electronic Submission: www.regulations.govRE: Request for Information; Paid Leave (RIN 1290 -ZA03) Dear Ms. Todd -Smith:

Letters to CongressSep 14, 2020 - 11:15am

Coalition Letter on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

This coalition letter was sent to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694).