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

ArticleJul 08, 2020 - 10:00am

Court Upholds Most of the NLRB Election Procedures Rule

The federal D.C. District Court issued an order upholding most of the NLRB's election procedures rule.

ArticleJul 03, 2020 - 5:15pm
NLRB

The NLRB’s Discipline Defense

For the last couple of years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been chipping away at the dubious legacy of the Obama-era Board—a legacy that

Above the FoldJul 02, 2020 - 9:00am
small business loans

Unemployment Claims Amid Coronavirus: A State-by-State Analysis

Explore the interactive map to see just how quickly unemployment claims have risen in each state since the beginning of March.

ArticleJun 25, 2020 - 12:45pm
California Sate Capitol

Misclassification Mayhem Dashes On

The state of California demonstrates its reluctance to foster a good business environment on a regular basis and with seeming alacrity, and one bugaboo du jour among the Golden State’s policymakers is the area of alleged 

Press ReleaseJun 24, 2020 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Releases 'America’s Opportunity Gaps: By the Numbers' Examining Underlying Factors of Inequality for Black Americans, Americans of Color

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today published America’s Opportunity Gaps: By The Numbers, a compilation of research that documents the inequality of opportunity for Black Americans and people of color. Released the day before the Chamber’s National Summit on Equality of Opportunity, the report quantifies racial divides in six critical areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, health, and wealth development.

CommentJun 19, 2020 - 10:15am

Coalition Letter to the American National Standards Institute

Mr. Joe BhatiaPresident and CEOAmerican National Standards Institute1899 L Street, NW, 11 th Fl.Washington, DC 20036 Dear Mr. Bhatia,

In the NewsJun 17, 2020 - 11:15am

The Real Impact of AB 5

In 2019, the California legislature passed A.B. 5, a bill that dramatically curtails the use of independent contractors in the state.  A.B. 5 establishes a three-factor “ABC” test to determine whether someone is an employee, or an independent contractor.  Predictably, the law has upended many successful business models and cost some workers their jobs.

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

426 Chambers and Associations Join U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative

The 426 organizations representing 47 states will join the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity National Summit on June 25, which will explore some of the underlying challenges driving inequality of opportunity and chart a path to actionable, data-driven solutions.

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2020 - 12:30pm

Chamber’s Bradley on Protecting Workers from Discrimination: ‘Absolutely Essential to Fulfilling the Promise of Equality That is Fundamental to American Life’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement in response today’s Supreme Court ruling on discrimination in the workplace.

ReportJun 10, 2020 - 4:15pm
Cover image for "Leading by Example" the report from the Task Force to Eradicate Human Trafficking

Leading by Example

Leading by Example focuses on how businesses are taking initiative to recognize the warning signs of human trafficking and how to stop it. This publication features company profiles of Deloitte, Marriott International, UPS, Freedom a la Cart, Polished Pearl, Selah Freedom/Selah Way Foundation, and Walmart. This pamphlet highlights strategies that businesses of all sizes can use to thwart the heinous crime of human trafficking.