Oklahoma law grants police officers, firefighters, and school employees the right to unionize and bargain collectively. However, the law does not extend them the right to strike, and it requires disputes between public workers and their employers to be submitted to mediation or arbitration for resolution (OK Stat. Tit. 11 Sec. 51-101et seq.; Tit. 70 Sec. 509.1et seq.).
Until recently, Oklahoma had a law governing bargaining rights of public employees in towns or cities with a population exceeding 35,000. However, this law, the Municipal Employee Collective Bargaining Act, has been repealed.