Because Texas is a right-to-work state, employees cannot be forced to join or not to join, nor pay dues to a labor union as a requirement for employment. Texas, one of 25 right-to-work states, has low union membership compared to its neighbors. With less than 2% union membership, Longview falls far below the state average.
LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
|% of Workforce Organized|
|Employment at Will||Yes|
US Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2015