Public Sector Labor Relations: South Dakota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Silas F. Mayberry, Seaton, Peters & Revnew, PA
- South Dakota's Public Employment Labor Relations Act (SDPELRA) governs labor relations between many public employees and their employers. See South Dakota Public Employment Labor Relations Act.
- The grant of collective bargaining rights under SDPELRA extends to many public employees. See South Dakota Public Employment Labor Relations Act.
- SDPELRA is administered by the Department of Labor and Regulation. See South Dakota Public Employment Labor Relations Act.
- Employees must be given the opportunity to vote in union elections via a secret ballot. See Right to a Secret Ballot Elections.
- Public sector employees do not have the rights to strike in South Dakota. See No Right to Strike.
- Unfair labor practices fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor and Regulation. See Unfair Labor Practices.
- The Secretary of the Department of Labor and Regulation is in charge of promulgating rules for the collective bargaining process. See Collective Bargaining.