Union Organization and Labor Relations: Maine

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Author: Linda D. McGill, Bernstein Shur


  • Under Maine law, Maine employees have the right to form or join unions and to bargain with employers. See Union Organizing in the Private Sector.
  • Maine is not a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.
  • For Maine employees who work for public sector employers, the right to participate in or refrain from participating in union organizing and other union activities is provided and regulated by public sector labor relations laws administered by the Maine Labor Relations Board. See Union Organizing in the Public Sector.