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.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressFeb 02, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the American Rescue Plan

This Letter was sent to the President of the United States and to the Members of the United States Congress, on the Administration's "American Rescue Plan" and the Chamber's priorities for a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package.

ArticleJan 31, 2021 - 12:00pm

Biden Signs Executive Order on Unemployment Insurance

On January 22, President Biden signed Executive Order 14002, Economic Relief Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The EO does not explicitly call for unemployment insurance (UI) payments.

ReportJan 29, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions (CHTCS) Journal - Issue 1

Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions (CHTCS) is a global compliance and advisory company that provides on-site assessments, improvement plans, training, research, and supply chain transparency required for corporations to combat human trafficking, forced labor, and modern slavery.

ArticleJan 29, 2021 - 11:15am
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2020 Union Membership: A Mixed Bag

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on January 22 released its annual estimate of union membership in the United States.  This year’s report showed that union membership rose from 10.3 percent to 10.8 percent of the total workforce in 2020, reversing previous declines of 0.2 percentage points from the prior two years.

ArticleJan 27, 2021 - 3:30pm
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Why Full Time Workers Are Unlikely to Qualify for Public Assistance

The debate over pay requires a full understanding of what constitutes compensation and the myriad factors that determine it.

EventJan 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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Sharing Solutions: Businesses Combat the Opioid Crisis

Join us on January 26 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT for a series of conversations about best practices for employer-led substance misuse solutions.

Press ReleaseJan 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Introduction of Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports Chairman Bobby Scott’s introduction of the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021, which aims to protect workers’ and retirees’ pensions and the employers that contribute to them. Without a solution to the multiemployer pension funding crisis, pensions and jobs will be lost as employers and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation face bankruptcy. Furthermore, without a legislative fix, employers that sponsor single-employer plans will face difficulties emerging from the economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic which significantly increased pension contributions because of lower interest rates, a volatile market, and the decimation of certain industries."

Above the FoldJan 15, 2021 - 10:30am
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Infrastructure and Workforce Development Are Key to Rebuilding America

Check out the key takeaways from our Policy Power Hour: Spotlight on Washington on Jan. 14, 2021.

ArticleJan 13, 2021 - 11:15am

New Year, New Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation

The Employment and Training Administration rang in the new year by publishing half a dozen guidance documents pertaining to Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs addressed in the most recent COIVD relief package.

EventJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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2021 State of American Business and Policy Power Hours

The event will explore how a united business community can rally a divided nation around a widespread economic recovery, restore good governance, and rebuild our economy for the future.