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Public Sector Labor Relations: Alabama

Public Sector Labor Relations requirements for other states

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Author: Richard O. Brown, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC


  • Firefighters are the only public sector employees in Alabama with the statutory right to join a labor organization. See Alabama Firefighters.
  • Alabama does not have a state statute that explicitly provides other public sector employees the right to join a union and bargain collectively. See Rights of Other Public Sector Employees.
  • Public sector employees in Alabama do not have the right to strike. See No Right to Strike.