Union Organization and Labor Relations: District of Columbia

Union Organization and Labor Relations requirements for other states

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

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Sarah E. Caldwell, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • Private sector labor relations are governed by federal law, except certain employers in the hotel industry. See Private Sector Employees.
  • The District of Columbia does not have a "right to work" law. See Right to Work.
  • Public sector labor relations are governed by the Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978. See Public Sector Employees.