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

ArticleAug 31, 2020 - 11:00am

School is Back in Session. What that Means for PUA.

As the Pandemic persists and Election Day gets closer, debates surrounding the reopening of schools are heating up.

ArticleAug 21, 2020 - 3:45pm
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California’s Uber-Destructive Debacle

An order by a California appeals court has spared millions of people who use Uber and Lyft in California, at least for now.

ArticleAug 21, 2020 - 2:45pm

Trump Offers UI Buffer, Congressional Action Still Needed

On Saturday, August 8, President Trump signed four Executive Orders addressing unemployment insurance, payroll taxes, evictions, and student loans.

Press ReleaseAug 10, 2020 - 9:00pm

U.S. Chamber's Bradley on Gig Economy Decision

Tonight, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement on California's Superior Court gig economy decision...

ReportAug 06, 2020 - 9:45am

PPI Report: Regulatory Improvement for Independent Workers

The Progressive Policy Institute recently released a report on regulatory reforms for independent workers.

Press ReleaseAug 05, 2020 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends Senators Collins, McSally, and Romney’s New Legislation on Unemployment Benefits

“This legislation strikes a sensible balance of maintaining vital income support during the pandemic while avoiding disincentives for returning to work. The U.S. Chamber commends Senators Collins, McSally, and Romney for their efforts on this pressing issue and urges Senate leaders to give this reasonable proposal bipartisan support.”

CommentAug 04, 2020 - 1:15pm

Letter to NJ Governor Murphy Urging Veto of S2380

The Chamber requests a conditional veto S2380 because of its sweeping nature and potential massive costs for employers.

Letters to CongressJul 31, 2020 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Unemployment Insurance

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress and to the President of the United States, on the unemployment insurance benefit.

ArticleJul 30, 2020 - 6:45pm
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Senate Confirms NLRB Nominees

The United States Senate on July 29 confirmed two nominees for the National Labor Relations Board.

ArticleJul 30, 2020 - 2:15pm

Senate GOP’s Vision for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Released

Just days before the expiration of the $600 per week Unemployment Insurance (UI) plus up, the Senate Finance Committee released the American Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance Act, which is the economic assistance portion of the larger GOP bill, the Heath, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.