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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.

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ReportSep 12, 2017 - 8:30am

A New Center Stage

The Workforce Freedom Initiative today released its latest report, A New Center Stage: The Expansion of State And Local Employment Laws.

ArticleSep 08, 2017 - 3:45pm

Chicago’s “Labor Harmony” Arm-Twisting

The Chicago City Council on September 6 passed an ordinance that exemplifies cynical efforts by some local governments to favor unions.

Press ReleaseSep 07, 2017 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Research Shows Consequences of the Fiduciary Rule

New Post-Implementation Data Indicates Investors Are Worse Served 

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.

Press ReleaseAug 31, 2017 - 8:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Overtime Rule Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today in response to the decision by Judge Mazzant in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to grant the motion brought by the U.S. Chamber and other business groups to invalidate the Obama administration’s overtime rule:

ArticleAug 31, 2017 - 3:45pm
Pro-union signs lay in the street before the start of a "Fight for $15" rally in New York.

Fight for $15 Labor Day Protests Planned

The Fight for $15 appears to be getting ready for a new round of protests...

EventAug 31, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Annual Labor Day Briefing

U.S. Chamber’s Randy Johnson and J.D. Foster will host a press briefing regarding the Chamber’s priorities for the second half of the 115th session of Congress. The topics to be discussed will include labor regulations, comprehensive tax reform, health care reform, and workplace issues.

Above the FoldAug 31, 2017 - 9:00am

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.

ArticleAug 25, 2017 - 10:30am
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Missouri Right-to-Work Law Challenged

Missouri's right-to-work law, which was set to go into effect on August 28, faces a new hurdle that may jeopardize its future.