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The Unionization Process: Connecticut

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


  • For the majority of private employers in the State of Connecticut, labor union organizing and labor relations in general are governed by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). See Connecticut State Labor Relations Act.
  • Connecticut is not a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.
  • Connecticut protects employees from being required to attend employer-sponsored meetings whose primary purpose is to convey the employer's opinions concerning political or religious matters. See Employee Freedom of Speech and Conscience.
  • There are specific penalties for employers that discourage individuals from joining a labor organization. See Penalties.
  • There is a specific statute regulating the grievances of hospital employees. See Hospital Employees and Grievances.