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Public Sector Labor Relations: Utah

Public Sector Labor Relations requirements for other states

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

Authors: Michael D. Stanger, Callister Nebeker & McCullough


  • Most public employees in Utah do not enjoy the statutory right to bargain collectively. See No Statutory Right to Bargain.
  • However, Utah public employers can, and do, bargain with and enter into collective bargaining agreements with unions representing public employees. See No Statutory Right to Bargain.
  • Public fire fighters have the right to bargain collectively about wages, hours, and other conditions of employment pursuant to the Utah Fire Fighters' Negotiations Act. See Utah Fire Fighters' Negotiations Act.
  • Utah allows public sector employees to request deductions from their wages for union dues. See Voluntary Dues Check Offs.