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The Unionization Process: Nebraska

The Unionization Process requirements for other states

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

Authors: Gigi O'Hara and Homero E. Vela, Kutak Rock LLP


  • For most private sector employers in Nebraska, 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, or the labor organization does not otherwise fall under the NLRA, state law can apply. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
  • Nebraska does not have a comprehensive statutory scheme governing employees' rights to organize and bargain collectively. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
  • Nebraska is a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.
  • Nebraska prohibits secondary boycotts. See Secondary Boycotts.
  • Nebraska regulates lawful and unlawful picketing. See Picketing.