Labor Rights and Enforcement: Rhode Island
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: William E. O'Gara, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC
- The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Act (Act) establishes the right of workers within the state to organize and bargain collectively with their employers, but most private employers and employees are covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). See The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Act.
- The Act establishes the right to organize and bargain collectively and further it creates a state labor relations board that administers its provisions and handles, among other things, union organization and unfair labor practices. See The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board.