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

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
United States Senate

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.

EventJul 30, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Eliminating Forced Labor

The event will feature top experts from government and the private sector who will discuss techniques that empower businesses to take action against modern-day slavery. They will also discuss the use of technology to assess risks in supply chains.

Above the FoldJul 23, 2020 - 10:15am
White House Photo - Bloomberg

Donohue in NYT: Why We’re Suing to Stop the Administration’s New Immigration Restrictions

Our CEO Tom Donohue's latest New York Times' op-ed details our recent joint lawsuit challenging new federal immigration restrictions.

ArticleJul 22, 2020 - 4:15pm

New Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard Sets Out Workplace Safety COVID-19 Requirements

The state of Virginia has become the first in the nation to impose COVID-19 workplace safety mandates and penalties. Yet despite Virginia’s attempt to be precise and comprehensive, questions remain.

ArticleJul 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
NLRB

NLRB Gets it Wright on Abusive Behavior 

The National Labor Relations Board today reversed an Obama-era Board's policy that protected profanity and abusive conduct.