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The Unionization Process: Arkansas

The Unionization Process requirements for other states

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

Authors: E. B. Chiles IV, Cameron C. McCree and Amber Davis-Tanner, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC


  • Labor law in Arkansas is primarily governed by the National Labor Relations Act, although there are some state labor laws. See Unions.
  • Arkansas is a "right-to-work" state. See Right to Work.
  • Arkansas courts can impose civil and criminal penalties for violating the state's labor laws. See Penalties for Violation of Labor Laws.