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Florida Right to Work Laws

Statutes commonly known as "right-to-work" laws require labor unions to also allow the hiring of non-union employees. Generally speaking, these laws prohibit union status (whether someone is a union member or non-union) as a requirement for a job. Florida has such a law on the books in its Constitution, which states that employees right to bargain collectively through a labor union shall not be denied or abridged. The Constitution further denies state employees the right to strike.

The table and links below provide more information about Florida right to work laws and unions in general. See Union Member Rights FAQ for a general primer.

Code Section Fla. Const. Art. I §6
Policy on Union Membership, Organization, etc. The right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged by membership or nonmembership in any labor union or organization.
Prohibited Activity Public employees do not have right to strike; right of employees to bargain collectively through a labor union shall not be denied or abridged.
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Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Florida labor attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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