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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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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
Man at table

Disability Employment Summit Highlights Difference U.S. Can Make

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

ArticleJul 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Wet floor sign reads: "Caution: Vague joint employer standard"

Joint Employer Legislation Introduced

On June 27, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the “Save Local Business Act (SLBA)” to address the controversial joint employer...

EventJul 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Disability Employment Event Graphic

Global Disability Employment Summit: Leading Corporate Practices on Disability Inclusion

In collaboration with the U.S. Business Leadership Network, the U.S. Chamber will host a Global Disability Employment Summit which will bring together businesses to discuss the importance of disability inclusion in their workforce, marketplace, and supply chain.

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Labor Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and appropriations bills

  Labor Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and appropriations bills   Appropriations   Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2018  

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 9:30am

Eliminate ‘Micro Unions’ and Restore Appropriate Bargaining Units

The Trump administration, with new appointees at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), should reverse the Obama-era Specialty Healthcare decision that allowed non-majority or “micro unions” in the workplace. Congress should also amend the National Labor Relations Act to adopt the pre-Specialty Healthcare standard for determining collective bargaining units...

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 9:30am

State Labor Law Reforms

Policy discussions on labor and employment issues in Washington, D.C., have frequently been contentious, and in recent years many significant legislative proposals have become mired in gridlock. The result is that some state and even local governments have begun taking up labor and employment law reforms on their own...

ArticleJul 20, 2017 - 5:15pm
U.S. Capitol dome seen through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

House Committee Passes DOL, NLRB Appropriations Bill

On July 19, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education...

ArticleJul 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

House Committee Holds Joint Employer Hearing

On July 12, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing to examine the expanded definition of joint employment...