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Public Sector Labor Relations: West Virginia

Public Sector Labor Relations requirements for other states

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

Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


  • West Virginia does not have any statutory provisions governing the right of public employees to form or join labor organizations. See Public Sector Labor Relations.
  • Constitutional protections give public employees limited rights to organize and engage in concerted activities, but West Virginia does not have any legislation authorizing such actions. Employers are under no obligation to bargain collectively with organized public employees. See Public Sector Labor Relations.
  • Public employees do not have a statutory right to strike. See No Right to Strike.