South Carolina is a right-to-work state and an employment-at-will state. Employer-Employee Relations in South Carolina are very stable, and the state consistently ranks as one of the least unionized in the nation. According to Unionstats.com, South Carolina’s 2015 unionization rate is one of the lowest in the country at 2.1% for all employees, and 3.5% for private manufacturing employees. South Carolina has one of the lowest work stoppage rates in the nation, averaging less than 0.01 percent working time lost due to strikes.
Greenville County Employers with Union Representation
* Manufacturer. Source: Greenville Area Development Corporation, September 2016
Recent Union Elections in Upstate South Carolina, FY 2011-2016
Ten Year Summary of Unionized Workforce Activity