Public Sector Labor Relations: District of Columbia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- The District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act governs District public employees' organizing and bargaining rights. See Public Sector Employees.
- Unions can gain recognition through elections and a recognition process that employers can voluntarily choose instead of an election. See Union Recognition Process and The District's Voluntary Card Check Rule.
- The Public Employees Relation Board handles and investigates unfair labor practices. See The District's Public Employee Relations Board and Unfair Labor Practices.
- Public employees do not have the right to strike. See No Right to Strike.