Public Sector Labor Relations: Texas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
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- Most public employees do not have the right to organize or bargain collectively. See No Right to Organize.
- Police officers and firefighters do have the right to organize and bargain collectively. See Police Officers and Firefighters.
- Public employees do not have the right to strike, and face specific penalties if they do. See No Right to Strike.
- A public employee cannot be denied employment on the basis of membership or non-membership in a union. See Right to Work.
- Public employees have the right to bring their grievances regarding wages, hours, and conditions of employment to their employer, but not via a representative that claims a right to strike. See Rights of Public Employees.