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The Unionization Process: Montana

The Unionization Process requirements for other states

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

Authors: Jason Ritchie and Bradley T. Cave, Holland & Hart, LLP


  • With the exception of nurses and very small employers, Montana law does not comprehensively address union organization and labor relations for private employers, and does not include any right-to-work law. See Private Employers and Employees.
  • Montana law protects from union interference very small businesses which own retail or amusement establishments and who employ only the immediate family of the owners. See Very Small Employers.
  • The Montana Legislature has adopted requirements for collective bargaining between nurses and health care facilities, with a variety of rules and requirements. See Nurses.