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Union Members

Hiring Union Members

Idaho is a Right-to-Work state. Employees cannot be forced to join a union or pay union dues, nor can union or non-union members be discriminated against in hiring, promotion or termination. If your business hires union members, you may be required to negotiate a labor contract covering wages, benefits, and working conditions. A union negotiator will represent union members when problems arise. When the labor contract expires, your employees could strike if the demands contained in their new proposed contract are not accepted. If your business hires union members, either as employees or subcontractors, be certain you understand the laws with which you may need to comply.

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards administers and enforces the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, which sets standards for labor union conduct and financial standards.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. provides information for non-union employees who must work with a union to secure and maintain employment.

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