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 ReleaseSep 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on How the PRO Act Would Negatively Impact the Workforce and Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Employment Policy Glenn Spencer released the following statement today detailing the negative effects the PRO Act would have on America’s workforce and economy.

Press ReleaseSep 24, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Commends DOL on Update to Overtime Salary Threshold

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final regulation adjusting the overtime salary threshold to just over $35,500 a year.

EventSep 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Countering Human Trafficking Event Image

Countering Human Trafficking

The fight against human trafficking depends on business and government working together. Please join us on September 24 as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts an event highlighting the key role businesses play in preventing human trafficking. The event will feature top experts from government, the private sector, and the transportation industry, who will discuss best practices.

Above the FoldSep 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Here's 5 Ways Businesses Can Stop Human Trafficking

4 Ways the Private Sector Can Fight Human Trafficking

Eradicating human trafficking may seem like a daunting goal to achieve, but small, simple acts of compassion can make an impact.

Letters to CongressSep 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Letters to CongressSep 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter from Christel Slaughter Supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent from Christel Slaughter, Chair of the Chamber's Small Business Council, to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Letters to CongressSep 17, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 1423, "Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 1423, the "Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act."

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:45pm
European labor protest

Unions Seek Contracts Without Members

Unions like the SEIU have decided to pursue a concept from Europe referred to as sector-level (or sectoral) bargaining.

Above the FoldSep 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Diverse group of people having an office meeting at a wooden table.

How Diversity Unlocks Business Potential

It is not only the right thing to do – it is the smart thing for business.

ArticleSep 13, 2019 - 5:15pm
U.S. Capitol Building

LMRDA Celebrates 60 Years

The country’s key union transparency law, the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), will turn 60 years old tomorrow.