The Unionization Process: Missouri
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- For private sector employers in Missouri, labor union organizing and labor relations generally are governed exclusively by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) which has exclusive jurisdiction. However, where the NLRA has no jurisdiction, Missouri law can apply. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively, Private Employees.
- All public employees have the right to "bargain collectively". See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively, Public Employees.
- Missouri becomes a "right to work" state on August 28, 2017. See Right to Work.