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Public Sector Labor Relations: West Virginia

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Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


  • West Virginia does not have any statutory provisions governing the right of public employees to form or join labor organizations. See Public Sector Labor Relations.
  • Constitutional protections give public employees limited rights to organize and engage in concerted activities, but West Virginia does not have any legislation authorizing such actions. Employers are under no obligation to bargain collectively with organized public employees. See Public Sector Labor Relations.
  • Public employees do not have a statutory right to strike. See No Right to Strike.