Union Organization and Labor Relations: Arizona

Union Organization and Labor Relations requirements for other states

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

Author: Paige A. Martin, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Private employees have the right to bargain collectively and form a union. See Labor Law.
  • Public employees are prohibited from engaging in collective bargaining. See Labor Law.
  • Arizona is a "right to work" state and has enacted laws protecting the rights of employees to refuse to join a union. See Right to Work.
  • The legality of picketing in Arizona may be determined by the motivation of the union. See Picketing.
  • Employers often engage in tactics known as "union busting". See Union Busting.
  • Under the Agricultural Employment Relations Act, agricultural laborers have the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining.See Agricultural Laborers.