This is a preview. To continue reading please Log in or Register to Read This Article

Public Sector Labor Relations: Nebraska

Public Sector Labor Relations requirements for other states

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

Authors: Gigi O'Hara and Homero E. Vela, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Nebraska public sector labor relations are governed by the Nebraska Industrial Relations Act (NIRA), and the Nebraska State Employees Collective Bargaining Act (NSECBA). The Nebraska Commission on Industrial Relations (CIR) is the agency created to facilitate disputes and employee organization. See Public Sector Employees.
  • The CIR may engage in a complicated procedure to resolve disputes involving comparability. See Comparability.
  • Nebraska public employees are separated into 12 bargaining units for the purpose of collective bargaining. See Bargaining Units.
  • Nebraska has specific and detailed prohibited practices. See Unfair Labor Practices.
  • State employees engage in a collective-bargaining process, with statutory impasse procedures. See Impasse Procedures.
  • Private and public sector employees do not have the same rights to strike in Nebraska. See No Right to Strike.
  • Nebraska public sector employees have a protected right to free speech as it relates to union activity. See Free Speech for Public Employees.