Agency Fee

Agency Fee

A fee that an employee must pay if a company's workforce is represented by a union and the employee chooses not to join that union. The employee has that choice if the company is an agency plant. An agency fee is different from union dues, but is intended to cover the costs of collective bargaining, from which non-union employees benefit even if they do not join the union. See also: Right to work.
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Taft-Hartley contained an important loophole: States can pass laws prohibiting the agency fee.
Godin, a junior ROTC instructor at North High School in Worcester, who has objected to requirements that he pay an agency fee to the teachers union.
The agency fee for recruiting the donor and coordinating the transaction between the donor and the recipient.
O'Brien is not a union member but in lieu of dues he is required to pay an agency fee of about $500.
Agency fee payers are individuals who choose not to join the union.
Stephen Godin, the North High School JROTC instructor who is at war with the local teachers union over his nonpayment of an agency fee, lost a legislative skirmish over the issue yesterday.
But school board members opposed the so-called agency fee, arguing that teachers should not be required to give money to an organization against their wishes.
the "Agent") has been paid a cash commission equal to 8% of the proceeds from the sale of common shares pursuant to the IPO and an underwriting and agency fee of $30,000, plus GST.
GLENDALE - For almost a year, the Glendale teachers union and school district have been trying to work out a contract, but each time the two parties come to the table one issue keeps them divided: agency fee.
The primary stumbling block remains the so-called agency fee provision, which could enable the union to collect dues from all teachers, whether or not they are union members.
An agency fee would require all classified employees, regardless of whether they belonged to the union, to pay union dues.

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