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The Unionization Process: South Carolina

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, where the NLRA doesn't have jurisdiction, the state law can apply. Like the NLRA, the state law gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
  • South Carolina is a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.