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.

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Recent Activity

ArticleJul 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law Upheld

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on July 12 upheld Wisconsin’s right-to-work law...

LetterJul 12, 2017 - 10:45am

Letter on Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board Nominations

This letter in regard to the nominations of Patrick Pizzella for Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to be members of the National Labor Relations Board was sent to members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

ArticleJul 05, 2017 - 2:45pm
U.S. Capitol reflected in windows of the visitors center.

House Committee Approves NLRA Reform Bills

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 29 approved three bills to reform federal labor policies...

LetterJun 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Request for Extension on DOL RFI

To Whom It May Concern:

ArticleJun 30, 2017 - 10:45am
Construction

Second Rate Reasoning

In a case currently before the NLRB, an Iron Workers local is challenging the National Labor Relations Act’s prohibition against...

Issue BriefJun 29, 2017 - 2:45pm

Red Tape - Paperwork Reduction Act

The Chamber is leading the challenge against unreasonable red tape. On February 27, 2017, the Chamber filed a petition with OIRA to rescind the excessively burdensome and unjustified expansion of the EEOC’s Annual Employer Report form. This is the first in a series of articles detailing the excessive cost of Federal information collection red tape. Future articles will identify examples of unnecessary and overly-burdensome information collection mandates and identify the agencies most responsible for red tape burdens. The Chamber welcomes information from readers about their experiences dealing with regulatory Red Tape. What Federal paperwork requirement affecting your business do you find most onerous? Send your suggestions and comments to Cut_Red_Tape@uschamber.com. Commenters’ privacy and confidentiality will be protected.

LetterJun 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Coalition Letter Supporting H.R. 986, the "Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017"

This Coalition for Tribal Sovereignty letter, with 160 signatories, was sent to the members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee in support of H.R. 986, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017, which the Committee is marking up later this morning.

ArticleJun 28, 2017 - 11:00am

White House Submits Emanuel for NLRB

President Trump on June 27 nominated William Emanuel of the law firm Littler Mendelson to serve as a member of the National Labor...