agency shop


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agency shop

n.
An establishment in which a union represents all employees regardless of union membership and requires that nonmembers pay union dues or fees.
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Employers are free to hire anyone, and employees are free to join or not join a union under agency shop agreements.
DeMille launched an effort to establish the so-called "right to work," which would ban the closed shop (an arrangement restricting employment to union members), the union shop (requiring nonunion employees hired to join the union within a certain time period), and the agency shop (in which employees must pay union dues).
One is agency shop laws that require all workers in a bargaining unit to pay for union representation, including nonmembers who must pay "agency fees.
However, the chance to work in a travel agency shop took her globe-trotting career in a different direction - without the need for square-bashing and saluting.
Now she's just days away from opening CorinaCorina, her own dress agency shop selling and hiring designer and vintage clothing and accessories and supporting local charities with a portion of profits.
Workers who opt out most often lose grievance and voting rights on union contracts and union officers, thus paying agency shop union dues but once again truly having their voices silenced in their own unions.
In any event, more than a dozen years ago, we visited the issue of whether teacher union agency shop fees were "ungodly.
The union leadership made it clear to me months before the strike began-indeed, before the negotiations began-that an agency shop was going to be the sine qua non for a settlement," he said.
Membership stands at 95 percent of potential without the help of fair share or agency shop provisions.
Further, they review case law on chargeable agency shop fees.
The only way the union can ensure that even one of the employees will join the union, or pay the union for the costs incurred in representing the employees, is if it can convince the employer to agree to one of the two types of union security clauses that the NLRA allows: union shop agreements (clauses in collective bargaining agreements which require employees to join the union representing them) and agency shop agreements (clauses in collective bargaining agreements which require employees who do not join the union to pay an "agency fee" to cover certain union costs).
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