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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Above the FoldApr 05, 2019 - 10:15am
Barista making a drink in a coffee shop.

Better than a Minimum Wage Hike

In March 2019 the U.S. economy created 196,000 jobs. The unemployment rate is 3.8%.

ArticleApr 03, 2019 - 2:00pm
Wet floor sign reads: "Caution: Vague joint employer standard"

DOL Releases Joint Employer NPRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 1 released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to address...

Above the FoldMar 27, 2019 - 3:45pm
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the Paycheck Fairness Act

The bill would eliminate an employer’s ability to use legitimate distinctions when explaining differences in compensation.

Letters to CongressMar 26, 2019 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter Opposing H.R. 7, the "Paycheck Fairness Act"

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 7, the “Paycheck Fairness Act.”

ArticleMar 20, 2019 - 9:30am

NLRB Reevaluates Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has had its hands full after a three-member Republican majority took over...

Above the FoldMar 14, 2019 - 4:45pm
The Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index is at 72.

These 3 Construction Industry Myths Create Challenges Recruiting Workers, New Data Shows

The Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index is at 72.

Press ReleaseFeb 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Administration Selects U.S. Chamber’s Donohue to Serve on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Board Will Help Craft a Workforce Strategy to Equip America’s Students and Workers with Skills They Need in Today’s Economy 

ArticleFeb 12, 2019 - 3:15pm

How Marriott is Combating Human Trafficking.

Marriott International is committed to make 750,000+ hotel workers and 6,900 properties a part of the fight to combat modern slavery.

CommentFeb 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Reply Comments on the National Labor Relations Board's Proposed Rulemaking, “The Standard For Determining Joint-Employer Status”

The U.S. Chamber submitted reply comments on the National Labor Relations Board's proposed rulemaking, “The Standard For Determining Joint-Employer Status.”

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2019 - 3:30pm

Increasing the Minimum Wage: Focus on Economics, Not Politics

Economic growth is what allows employers to pay higher wages, not mandates from on high.