The FL Constitution provides for Unions but does not allow strikes and there is no State equivalent for the federal program under the OSHA/Occupational Safety & Health Association. Unions have NOT been supported by the FL Legislature and their ability to stand up for their members is in jeopardy.
Florida is a “right to work state” but not a “right to know” state – that means you aren’t required to join or pay any dues to a union AND it is not required that you be told about any chemical hazards related to your job.
But joining a Union creates dialog and can result in co-operation and respect between employers and employees. Unions are useful to employers who care about their bottom line because Unions care about safety on the job and less accidents mean the cost of doing business goes down.