The Unionization Process: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Bruce Cross, Perkins Coie LLP
- For most private sector employers in Washington, labor union organizing and labor relations generally is governed exclusively by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
- However, where the NLRA has no jurisdiction, state law applies. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
- Washington is not a "right to work" state. See No Right to Work.
- Seattle has requirements pertaining to the unionization process. See Local Requirements.