Agency Shop


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Agency Shop

A company with a large number of employees represented by a union but in which workers are not required to join the union. That is, the agency shop has both union and non-union workers. The non-union workers are not required to pay union dues but must pay what is called an agency fee to cover the costs of collective bargaining. See also: Open shop, Closed shop, Right to work.
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State legislatures can take other steps to reassert their control over public workforce costs: limit the points of negotiation in collective bargaining, remove health care benefits from collective bargaining, index the upper limits of union compensation demands to inflation, eliminate public-sector agency shops, bar use of check-off dues for politics, amend arbitration rules, give cities greater scope of action in dealing with their unionized workforces, end "the accounting tricks and gimmicks they have used to calculate their pension and health liabilities," and move away from defined-benefit pensions toward defined-contribution plans.
of unions to fully enforce agency shop provisions against employees who
Furthermore, union representatives point out that the museum's other unions have agency shops.
In order to prevent free riders, many unions have collective bargaining agreements stipulating the existence of union and agency shops.
Prior to his election in 1994 as Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Bloomingdale served as the State Political and Legislative Director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 13 in which he was instrumental in the enactment of agency shop legislation in Pennsylvania.
A dispute that briefly raised the possibility of the first work stoppage in the 50-year history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was resolved when the five-member turnpike commission voted 3-to-2 in favor of adding an agency shop provision to a new contract with the Teamsters union.
His leadership was instrumental in achieving several major victories for Pennsylvania's working families, including: restoring Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation Fund which was on the brink of bankruptcy; Chemical Right to Know for workers and communities; raising Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage; Agency Shop protections for public sector workers and enactment of Pennsylvania's Health Care Cost Containment Act, improving quality and access to affordable health care for all.
One feature of the settlements was adoption of an agency shop provision requiring new employees and current employees who are not union members to either join the union at their facility or pay the union an amount equal to union dues.
It also would go beyond the standards for state government employees, for whom the agency shop is bargainable but not legislated.
The architects VAA appointed are a young, local, cutting edge design agency ShoP.
Susan Meisenhelder, president-elect of the California Faculty Association and an English professor at California State University, San Bernardino compared agency shop to taxation.
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