It is the public policy of the state that workers have the right to organize and to bargain collectively for acceptable terms and conditions of employment. (WY Stat. Sec. 27-7-101). Workers must be free from the interference, restraint, or coercion of employers or their agents while exercising these rights or participating in concerted activities for their mutual aid or protection. State courts have construed this law as applying only to private industry (Retail Clerks Local 187 AFL-CIO v. University of Wyoming, 531 P.2d 884 (Wyo. 1975)).
Firefighters. Wyoming law specifically permits firefighters to organize and bargain collectively (WY Stat. Sec. 27-10-101 et seq.). The law requires the union and government employer to submit all unresolved issues to arbitration if they do not come to an agreement on a contract within 30 days of their first meeting.