The Unionization Process: Missouri
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Jason Janoski and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP
- For private sector employers in Missouri, labor union organizing and labor relations generally are governed exclusively by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) which has exclusive jurisdiction. However, where the NLRA has no jurisdiction, Missouri law can apply. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively, Private Employees.
- All public employees have the right to "bargain collectively". See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively, Public Employees.
- Missouri is not a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.