The map below grades each state on 11 labor policies. The grading system considers state laws, administrative codes, and regulations related to public sector collective bargaining. This approach goes beyond right-to-work status to reveal how each state protects the rights of individual workers, and shields taxpayers from overspending. For a full explanation of the grading rubric see the 3rd edition of our Grading State Public Sector Labor Laws report. 

Download the full Grading Public Sector Labor Laws report here.

Source: Analysis of State Statutes

*Public Sector collective bargaining is illegal in the state.

**Grade has changed since 2017 or 2019. See Table 4 in the full report for details.