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Massachusetts Right to Work Laws


"Right to work" laws are statutes that prohibit the use of union membership (or non-membership) as a condition for getting hired. In states without these laws, some jobs are not available to non-union workers as a condition of union contracts with employers. Massachusetts' right to work laws prohibit such arrangements. The highlights of Massachusets' right to work laws are listed in the following chart. See FAQs About Union Members' Rights to learn more.


Code Section Ch. 149 §19, et seq.
Policy on Union Membership, Organization, etc. No person shall, by intimidation or force, prevent or seek to prevent a person from entering into or continuing in the employment of any person
Prohibited Activity No person shall, himself or by his agent, coerce or compel a person into a written or oral agreement not to join or become a member of a labor organization as a condition of his securing employment or continuing the employment of such person
Penalties Legal and equitable relief

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

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