The Unionization Process: West Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
- West Virginia has an explicit public policy of encouraging collective bargaining. To this end, the Legislature enacted the Labor-Management Relations Act which is patterned after the National Labor Relations Act. See Labor-Management Relations Act.
- The Labor-Management Relations Act outlines the processes for representation, elections, and unfair labor practice charges. See Representatives and Elections; Unfair Labor Practices under the Labor-Management Relations Act.
- West Virginia is a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.