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

Above the FoldOct 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon (left) and Labor Department Secretary Alexander Acosta speak at the U.S. Chamber Small Business Summit.

The Economy and Pro-Growth Policies Have Put Small Businesses in a Happy Place

70% of small business owners are optimistic about the economy.

ArticleOct 02, 2018 - 9:45am

Fight for $15 Reappears (Again)

The union front group known as Fight for $15 is rearing its head again this week, reportedly with its “most ambitious effort in years....”

LetterSep 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

Nomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions opposing the nomination of Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

ArticleSep 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Wet floor sign reads: "Caution: Vague joint employer standard"

NLRB Announces Joint Employer Proposal

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on September 13 announced that it would publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...

Above the FoldSep 03, 2018 - 9:00am
Labor Day

Thank You, American Workers

This Labor Day, take a moment to remember why the holiday was established.

ArticleAug 29, 2018 - 4:45pm
NLRB

Pearce Re-Nominated to NLRB

The White House announced on August 28 that President Trump nominated Mark Gaston Pearce to be a Member of the National Labor Relations...

EventAug 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Annual Labor Day Briefing

The U.S. Chamber’s Glenn Spencer, and J.D. Foster host a press briefing to discuss the current state of the economy and regulatory reform and how they are impacting the labor market.

ArticleAug 24, 2018 - 3:00pm
U.S. money

Labor’s Puerto Rico Payday

This blog has recounted before the phenomenon of governments using their power to promote the interests of organized labor...

Op EdAug 23, 2018 - 11:00pm

The Detroit News Op-ed: Stabenow cosponsors bills that help unions, but harm worker freedom

If you watch TV or listen to the radio, it is clear that campaign season is upon us. Not only does this bring an onslaught of political ads, but it also means that elected officials in Washington, DC, will start introducing legislation intended to energize their supporters...