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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ArticleJan 08, 2018 - 1:15pm

The NLRB’s Year-End Bonanza

After ten years of being run by a labor-friendly majority, the balance of power at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finally...

ArticleDec 18, 2017 - 2:15pm

NLRB Overturns 'Specialty Healthcare'

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on December 15 overturned its controversial 2011 decision in Specialty Healthcare...

ArticleDec 15, 2017 - 4:30pm

Vox Hypocrita

A recent article in Politico’s labor and employment blog Morning Shift revealed an interesting, and also illustrative, tale involving Vox...

ArticleDec 15, 2017 - 9:00am

NLRB Reestablishes Commonsense Joint Employer Standard

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed its deeply-flawed 2015 Browning-Ferris decision...

ArticleDec 15, 2017 - 9:00am
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NLRB Brings Curtain Down on ‘Theater of the Absurd’ Handbook Rulings

In addition to a major ruling returning to a commonsense joint employer standard, yesterday the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...

ArticleDec 08, 2017 - 10:45am
NLRB

A New Sheriff at the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a new sheriff in the form of Peter B. Robb, its new General Counsel.

ArticleDec 06, 2017 - 12:15am
The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: An Update and Supplement

The Emerging Role of Worker Centers: An Update

The Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) today released a new report titled The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing...

ReportDec 06, 2017 - 12:15am

The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: An Update and Supplement

In November 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a Working Paper, The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: A Strategic Assessment, which examined the complex relationship between worker centers and traditional labor unions, and delineated the extensive funding of the worker center movement by activist foundations during the period 2009-2012. The present essay reviews that analysis in the light of subsequent developments, and, using data from public filings and reports covering the period 2013-2016, brings forward our examination of the mechanisms by which the labor movement and the philanthropic community support this form of organizing.