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The Unionization Process: Hawaii

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


  • Labor relations for most private sector employees fall under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). However, for those employees that are not covered under the NLRA, Hawaii governs labor relations by means of the Hawaii Employment Relations Act. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
  • Hawaii has a card check law that applies to agricultural employees of certain employers. See Card Check Law.
  • Hawaii is not a "right to work" state. See No Right to Work.