Public Sector Labor Relations: Louisiana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Brooke Duncan III, Adams and Reese LLP
- Public employers in Louisiana are not required but may choose to recognize unions and bargain with them. See Public Sector Employers and Employees.
- Public employees in non-safety sensitive jobs may strike. See Right to Strike in Public Sector.
- Unemployment compensation benefits are not available to strikers but locked-out employees may receive benefits. See Unemployment Compensation Benefits During Strikes and Lockouts.
- The law requiring that terminated employees receive their final paycheck within a prescribed period does not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement if the agreement provides otherwise. See Final Paycheck Law.
- Governmental employers may hold collective bargaining strategy sessions in private. See Open Meetings Law.