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Public Sector Labor Relations: Virginia

Public Sector Labor Relations requirements for other states

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

Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services


  • Public employees do not have the right to organize or bargain collectively in Virginia. See No Right to Organize.
  • Virginia is a "right to work" state, and the law applies to public as well as private employees. See Right to Work.
  • Public employees are not allowed to strike. See No Right to Strike.