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Utah: Rank 2

Pension Liability - Total $24 .2 billion6 - Per household $5381

Union Membership Density: 

  • Total-6.5%
  • Private Sector-3.9%
  • Public Sector-17.5%

Right to Work: 

Government Sector Collective Bargaining Laws: 

  • Police/Fire:  (34-20a-3)
  • State: No Provision 
  • Education: No Provision
  • Municipal: No Provision

Paycheck Protection Law:

Secret Ballot Protection:

  •  (Amendment A, 2009)

Forced Card Check:

  • No Provision

Government Sector Binding Arbitration Provisions:

  • State: No Provision
  • Police: No Provision
  • Fire: 
  • Teachers: No Provision

Public Access to Government Bargaining Sessions:

  • No Provision

Project Labor Agreement Bans:

Government Employee Strike Policy:

  • State: (Prohibited)
  • Police: (Prohibited) 
  • Fire: (Prohibited)
  • Teachers: (Prohibited) 

Utah Labor News

  • Bill aims to clamp down on collective bargaining Posted on: February 2, 2012
    By Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune After labor wars have ravaged the Capitols of Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere, the first Utah bill to restrict collective bargaining has been introduced in Utah. Rep. Keith Grover, R-Provo, would restrict prohibit collective bargaining by employees of state and local governments on any issue other than wages and [...]
  • Proposal Would Limit Bargaining with Public School Employees Posted on: February 1, 2012
    By Bob Bernick, Utah now enters the national fray over public employees collective bargaining. Don’t worry. We won’t end up like Wisconsin – whose governor is now facing a recall election (costing $9 million) over the same issue. Utah has no elected official recall law. On Tuesday, Rep. Keith Grover, R-Provo, an Alpine School [...]
  • Indiana schools chief champions vouchers, limits to collective bargaining Posted on: November 3, 2011
    By Lisa Schencker/The Salt Lake Tribune School vouchers. Limits to collective bargaining for teachers. Educator evaluations that take student achievement into account. They’re all reforms Indiana passed into law this year, and changes Utah could make as well, Indiana superintendent Tony Bennett told state lawmakers and educators Wednesday at the Parents for Choice (PCE) Education [...]
  • Obama's War on the Secret Ballot Posted on: August 28, 2011
    By Ken Blackwell/ The Obama Administration has fired its opening salvo against a cornerstone of democracy: the right to secret ballot. Last fall, voters in four states voted overwhelmingly to amend their constitutions protect the right of workers to vote by secret ballot in deciding whether or not to form unions. That right has been [...]
  • Utah lawmakers take aim at collective bargaining Posted on: July 20, 2011
    By Robert Gehrke/The Salt Lake Tribune The collective-bargaining battle that has engulfed states such as Wisconsin with angry protests and sit-ins may be headed to Utah. Utah lawmakers want to look at whether the state should ban collective bargaining for all public employees. They also may raise another explosive topic: private school vouchers. In a [...]

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