Florida's Union Regulation Law (FL Stat. Sec. 447.01 et seq.) supplements the federal guarantees. This law extends to workers not covered by the NLRA the right to organize and bargain collectively. It also sets strict criteria for the conduct of union activities.
Strikes. All employees except those in the public sector have the right to strike under the law (FL Stat. Sec. 447.13). Unions may not strike without a majority of workers in the unit voting via a secret ballot. Unions may not unlawfully seize or occupy property during a labor dispute or interfere with the progress of work because of a jurisdictional dispute (FL Stat. Sec. 447.09).
Picketing. It is unlawful for striking workers to picket beyond the area of industry or employment within which a labor dispute arises or to picket by force or violence or picket to prevent the ingress to or egress from the premises (FL Stat. Sec. 447.09).
The federal protections are the governing law of the state for private employees engaged in interstate commerce. Additional information on these protections is available.