Public Sector Labor Relations: Maryland
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Adam T. Simons, Kollman & Saucier, PA
- There is no constitutional guarantee to collective bargaining for public sector employees in Maryland. See Public Sector Unions Not a Matter of Right.
- A government agency may not, without prior legislative approval, bargain collectively with its employees. See Public Sector Unions Not a Matter of Right.
- Elections for union certification must be conducted in accordance with statute. See Union Elections in the Public Sector.
- Generally, public sector employees in Maryland do not have the right to strike and public sector employers do not have the right to lock out employees. See No Right to Strike/Lock Out.