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The Unionization Process: Nevada

The Unionization Process requirements for other states

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

Author: Dora V. Lane and Bradley T. Cave of Holland & Hart LLP


  • Nevada also protects the rights of employees to organize and engage in concerted activity, including strikes and picketing. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
  • Nevada is a "right to work" state, recognizing all employees' right to join a union or not, and protecting employees from any condition related to union membership. See Right to Work.
  • The parties to a labor dispute can enlist the help of the Governor in resolving the dispute, and pursue voluntary, binding arbitration through an appointed arbitration board. See Mediation by the Governor.
  • Nevada law provides special qualification rules for individuals involved in labor organizations representing employees in the casino gaming industry. See Gaming Employees' Labor Organizations.