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The Unionization Process: District of Columbia

The Unionization Process requirements for other states

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

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Private sector labor relations are governed by federal law, except certain employers in the hotel industry. See Covered Employees.
  • The District of Columbia does not have a "right to work" law. See Right to Work.