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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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Nigel's father went into semiretirement in 1982 and in 1986 he rang him to say there was a business opportunity to buy eight news agency shops and his father was prepared to act as his mentor which was very important, because from day one he got credit from suppliers because of his dad's reputation.
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.
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.
It is important to point out here, however, that out of deference to "states' rights" advocates, the federal statute authorizing agency shops and union security agreements was not intended to supersede or preempt state laws in this regard.
In this paper we examine the relationship between union membership and job satisfaction with survey data collected in three agency shops or open shop work environments.
In order to prevent free riders, many unions have collective bargaining agreements stipulating the existence of union and agency shops.
We believe that this business model can promote our sales by sharing an integrated sales channel system, which includes an online direct selling channel formed primarily based on insurance agents, and an entity sales channel composed of insurance agency branches, franchised insurance agency shops and franchised commodities shops.
Thomson claimed a 21 per cent share of the package holiday market in 1997, and operates the Britannia charter airline and the Lunn Poly chain of 800 high street travel agency shops.
The company, which has 50 travel agency shops in the region, has outgrown its current base in Bristol.
Louis, Dallas and San Francisco, Pulse was one of the first agency shops to focus exclusively on exploiting the liquidity in purely electronic venues.
Conderino has launched three full service media departments within creative agency shops and two direct response media companies including TBS Direct and Zenith Direct, where she was responsible for 600MM in billings.
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).
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