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

ReportJan 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

A Policy Patchwork - Paid family leave laws in the states

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases New Paid Family Leave Report Highlighting the Patchwork of Laws in the States

EventJan 15, 2020 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Human Trafficking Event Banner - Integrating Services for Trafficking Survivors - January 15th event

Integrating Services for Trafficking Survivors

The event will feature top experts from government, the private sector, and social services who will discuss techniques to empower survivors and provide resources for healing. Participants will also discuss the use of technology to identify trafficking victims.  

Press ReleaseJan 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds Committee Approval of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with A Better Balance, National Women’s Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Partnership for Women & Families applauded the House Committee on Education and Labor approval of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, by a bipartisan vote of 29-17. 

Letters to CongressJan 13, 2020 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter on H.R. 2694, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the House Committee on Education and Labor, on H.R. 2694, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act."

ArticleJan 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
Francis Perkins Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Labor.

DOL Releases Joint Employer Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division yesterday announced a final rule on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

ArticleJan 09, 2020 - 5:00pm

NLRB Issues Union Dues Checkoff Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling that restores a longstanding precedent regarding union dues checkoff agreements.

CommentJan 09, 2020 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on NLRB Representation Election NPRM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to submit these comments to the National Labor Relations Board, pursuant to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comments regarding Representation-Case Procedures: Election Bars and Proof of Majority Status in the Construction Industry, 84 Fed. Reg. No.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:30am

Donohue: Skills Gap and Worker Shortages an ‘Urgent Priority’ Across the Country

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said today in his 2020 State of American Business speech that worker shortages and the growing skills gap is an “urgent priority for states all over the country.”

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Ready, Fire, Aim: How State Regulators Are Threatening the Gig Economy and Millions of Workers and Consumers

Some lawmakers and regulators are pursuing policies harmful to the gig economy, workers, and consumers, but they could adderss concerns around gig workers while preserving the gig model itself. If we want to preserve what is good about the gig economy, we have to fashion regulatory solutions for the twenty-first century. We cannot continue to rely on existing employment models alone.