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

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Commercial Construction Looks to Advanced Technologies to Alleviate Workforce Challenges and Improve Productivity

74 Percent of Contractors Anticipate Using Technologies Like Drones, Equipment Tagging, Wearables, and Virtual Reality in the Next Three Years

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 4:45pm
The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

Small Businesses Continue to Be Optimistic, but Struggle to Find Workers

The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

ArticleNov 09, 2018 - 3:00pm
Voting booths

Labor Policy and the Midterm Elections

After months of anticipation, the midterm elections have come and gone, and there were quite a few noteworthy developments...

Above the FoldNov 08, 2018 - 2:30pm
The American flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol.

What’s Next? 5 Takeaways from the Midterm Elections

What’s now on the table for the business community and a pro-growth agenda, and what should you be watching for in the months ahead?

Above the FoldNov 05, 2018 - 9:00am
Illustration of office workers working around a table.

The Two-Gap Workforce Challenge

The skills and people gaps are preventing our nation from leveraging its talent and people from realizing their potential.

Above the FoldNov 01, 2018 - 5:30pm
Tom Donohue speaks at 2018 Talent Forward.

How to Shrink the Skills and People Gaps

By closing both gaps opportunity will flourish, the economy will grow, and people will prosper.

ReportNov 01, 2018 - 3:30pm

Going for Broke: Labor’s Legislative Wish List

Since peaking at roughly 35% of the workforce in the 1950s, union membership has steadily declined, and in 2017 it stood at just 10.7%, with a mere 6.5% membership rate in the private sector...

Press ReleaseOct 30, 2018 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: We Must Close the Skills Gap and the People Gap

Donohue Addresses the State of the American Workforce and What Business is Doing to Meet the Needs of the Modern Economy and Maintain American Competitiveness

Press ReleaseOct 30, 2018 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: We Must Close the Skills Gap and the People Gap

Donohue Addresses the State of the American Workforce and What Business is Doing to Meet the Needs of the Modern Economy and Maintain American Competitiveness

SpeechOct 30, 2018 - 9:00am

“The Two Gap Challenge” - Speech by Thomas J. Donohue

Talent Forward 2018Washington, D.C. October 30, 2018