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

ArticleMar 04, 2020 - 5:15pm

NLRB Challenging Oregon’s Workplace Meeting Law

The National Labor Relations Board will soon be heading to federal court in an attempt to nullify Oregon's so-called “captive audience” law.

In the NewsMar 04, 2020 - 4:00pm

California’s AB 5 kills off 40-year Lake Tahoe Music Festival

California’s AB 5 has taken another life: The new law has now killed off the 40-year old Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

ArticleFeb 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
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NLRB Announces Joint Employer Final Rule

The National Labor Relations Board today announced that it would issue tomorrow its final joint employer rule.

Above the FoldFeb 24, 2020 - 9:30am
U.S. Steel Worker

They’re Still There: Tariffs Weigh Heavily on U.S. Economy

While the U.S. economy remains strong, tariffs are still harming U.S. manufacturing – with the sector’s output contracting by 1.3% in 2019.

ArticleFeb 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
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VA Set to Pass Worker Misclassification Bill

This legislative session, the Virginia State Legislature has taken up numerous pieces of legislation dealing with worker classification, in other words, when a worker should be considered an employee or an independent contractor.

ArticleFeb 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Applauding "No" Votes on the PRO Act

On Thursday, February 6, the house

CommentFeb 13, 2020 - 3:15pm

Letter Supporting West Virginia SB 528

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports Senate Bill 528, the “Uniform Worker Classification Act.”

ArticleFeb 07, 2020 - 10:45am
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House Passes PRO Act

The U.S. House of Representatives on February 5 passed H.R. 2474, the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark: “The PRO Act will undermine worker rights and threaten worker privacy”

“We are disappointed to see the House approve the PRO Act. This legislation would harm workers, employers, and the economy in multiple ways. It violates workers’ privacy, takes away private ballots in union organizing elections, imposes California’s restrictive independent contractor test that is already costing people their livelihoods, and threatens workers with the loss of a job if they don’t pay union dues," said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark.

Op EdFeb 06, 2020 - 11:00am

The Daily Caller Op-Ed: The PRO Act Is Not So Pro-Worker

House leadership is expected to bring a controversial proposal aimed to rewrite federal labor laws up for a floor vote as early as tonight.