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Public Sector Labor Relations: Georgia

Public Sector Labor Relations requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: C. R. Wright, Fisher Phillips

Summary

  • Georgia law is for the most part silent and does not generally require collective bargaining for public sector employees. See Public Sector Bargaining Rights
  • Georgia law does not "permit or foster collective bargaining as part of the state rules or local unit of administration policies" for schools. See Public Sector Bargaining Rights
  • Georgia firefighters do have the "right to bargain collectively with their respective corporate authorities and to be represented by a labor organization in such collective bargaining as to wages, rates of pay, hours, working conditions, and all other terms and conditions of employment. See Public Sector Bargaining Rights
  • Under Georgia law, police officers and other public employees are prohibited from participating in or encouraging others to participate in job actions such as strikes, lock-outs, slow-downs, sick-outs, etc. See Public Sector Bargaining Rights
  • Georgia law prohibits municipalities from entering into contracts with employees except as specifically authorized by law. See Public Sector Bargaining Rights