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 22 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. Compared with its neighbors, Texas has a fairly low union representation rate of 4.5%. According to the Department of Labor, Arkansas has a rate of 5.9%, Louisiana - 4.6%, and Oklahoma - 6.6%.
LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS (1)
|% of Workforce Organized|
|Employment at Will||Yes|
(1) The Wadley-Donovan Group, Ltd. The Longview News Journal