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 FoldSep 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Joint Employer Bill Would Help Businesses Escape Labor Law Uncertainty Maze

Congress must fix NRLB's damaging Browning-Ferris Industries decision.

Above the FoldSep 01, 2017 - 12:00pm
Main Street Frederick Maryland

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Labor Regulations

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is complying with numerous labor regulations.

Above the FoldSep 01, 2017 - 9:00am
Labor Day 2017

Thank You, American Workers

To honor American workers on Labor Day, and each day, we must advance a robust free enterprise system.

Above the FoldAug 31, 2017 - 9:00am
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The Labor Market’s Next Chapter: Wages

The U.S. labor market is turning the page to the last chapter of recovery from the recession ending over eight years prior.

Above the FoldAug 01, 2017 - 10:00am
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building in New Orleans.

Why Retirement Savers Should Pay Attention to a Federal Court in New Orleans

The Fiduciary Rule, an Obama administration regulatory relic, imposes high costs on Americans.

Above the FoldJul 31, 2017 - 9:00am
A panel discussion at the Global Disability Employment Summit

Promoting Disability Employment Around the Globe

The Chamber is highlighting how American businesses are taking the lead in finding solutions to disability exclusion.

Above the FoldJul 28, 2017 - 10:15am
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Disability Employment Summit Highlights Difference U.S. Can Make

On disability employment, U.S. leadership can make a dramatic difference.

Above the FoldJun 16, 2017 - 8:00am
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Let’s Reinvent Apprenticeship in America 

This transformative vision would give the business community the space and incentive to organize and lead their own workforce solutions.

Above the FoldJun 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
An employee assists a customer at a Dunkin Donuts franchise in New York.

Franchisees Get Relief: Labor Department Axes Joint Employer Interpretation

But it doesn’t address the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 ruling broadening the definition of a joint employer.

Above the FoldApr 06, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Trimming the Overgrown Hedge of Red Tape

One small business owner offers his perspective on how regulations affect him.