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The Unionization Process: Virginia

The Unionization Process requirements for other states

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

Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services


  • Labor relations for most private sector employees fall under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Virginia has very few provisions governing labor relations in the private sector for those employees that are not under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board. See Labor Organizations.
  • Virginia is a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.