Nebraska State Constitution Article XV-15

Article XV-15


Labor organizations; amendment self-executing; laws to facilitate operation permitted.

This article is self-executing and shall supersede all provisions in conflict therewith; legislation may be enacted to facilitate its operation but no law shall limit or restrict the provisions hereof.


  • Neb. Const. art. XV, sec. 15 (1946);
  • Adopted 1946, Initiative Measure No. 302, sec. 3.


A public employer may not withhold pay raises otherwise determined to be granted to public employees in a given year solely on the basis that they were engaged in a labor dispute over a previous year's wages. Local No. 2088, Am. Fed. of State, County and Municipal Emp. v. County of Douglas, 208 Neb. 511, 304 N.W.2d 368 (1981).