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State Right-to-work Laws and Constitutional Amendments in Effect as of January 1, 2009 With Year of Passage

Historical Tables

Table of State Right-to-work Laws as of January 1, 2009

State

Year Constitutional Amendment Adopted

Year Statute Enacted

Alabama

 

1953

Arizona

1946

1947*

Arkansas

1944

1947

Florida

1968

1943

Georgia

 

1947

Idaho

 

1985*

Indiana only applicable to school employees

 

1995

Iowa

 

1947

Kansas

1958

 

Louisiana

 

1976

Mississippi

1960

1954

Nebraska

1946

1947

Nevada

1952

1951

North Carolina

 

1947

North Dakota

1948

1947

Oklahoma

2001

2001

South Carolina

 

1954

South Dakota

1946

1947

Tennessee

 

1947

Texas

 

1993

Utah

 

1955

Virginia

 

1947

Wyoming

 

1963

* Approved by voters in 1986

Prepared By:

Office of Performance, Budget, and Departmental Liaison
Wage and Hour Division
Employment Standards Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

This document was last revised in December 2008; unless otherwise stated, the information reflects requirements that were in effect, or would take effect, as of January 1, 2009.