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Georgia Right to Work Laws

So-called "right to work" laws are intended to allow non-union workers to access jobs otherwise negotiated by unions. These laws are controversial but have been passed in several states, including Georgia. No individual is required to become or remain a union member as a condition of employment, even though they may benefit from the collective bargaining of unions, according to Georgia right to work laws.

Learn more about Georgia's laws with respect to union membership in the table below. See FindLaw's Unions section for additional articles and resources.

Code Section 34-6-21, et seq.
Policy on Union Membership, Organization, etc. No person shall be required as a condition of employment to be or remain a member of a labor organization or to resign or to refrain from membership with a labor organization.
Prohibited Activity Membership in or payment to labor organization as condition of employment; contracts requiring membership in or payment to labor organization as contrary to public policy; deduction from wages of fees for labor organization without individual's order or request.
Penalties Injunctive relief; costs and reasonable attorney's fees; actual damages; misdemeanor punished as provided in §17-10-3

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia employment attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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