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The Unionization Process: Missouri

The Unionization Process requirements for other states

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 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.
  • Missouri is not a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.