agency shop
noun Date: circa 1946 an establishment in which the union serves as the agent for and receives dues and assessments from all employees in the bargaining unit regardless of union membership

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • agency shop — n: a shop in which the labor union serves as the bargaining agent for and receives dues from all employees in the bargaining unit regardless of union membership compare open shop, union shop Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …   Law dictionary

  • agency shop — ☆ agency shop n. 1. a contract arrangement between an employer and the union representing the majority of employees, which requires those who do not wish to be members to pay the union a fee equivalent to union dues 2. a factory, store, etc. in… …   English World dictionary

  • agency shop — noun : a shop in which the union serves as the agent for and receives dues and assessments from all employees in the bargaining unit regardless of union membership * * * a shop in which the union represents all workers in the bargaining unit and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agency shop — An agency shop is a place of employment where workers must pay union dues whether they are a member of a labor union or not. This mandatory payment is sometimes called the Rand formula. The first agency shop was established at the Ford Motor… …   Wikipedia

  • agency shop — a shop in which the union represents all workers in the bargaining unit and collects dues and fees from nonunion as well as union members. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • agency-shop agreement — A form of union security agreement under which union membership remains optional with the employee in the sense that membership is neither compulsory nor unavailable, but the employee as a condition of employment is under a duty to pay the union… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agency — A relationship between two persons, by agreement or otherwise, where one (the agent) may act on behalf of the other (the principal) and bind the principal by words and actions. Relation in which one person acts for or represents another by latter …   Black's law dictionary

  • agency — A relationship between two persons, by agreement or otherwise, where one (the agent) may act on behalf of the other (the principal) and bind the principal by words and actions. Relation in which one person acts for or represents another by latter …   Black's law dictionary

  • shop — /shop/, n., v., shopped, shopping, interj. n. 1. a retail store, esp. a small one. 2. a small store or department in a large store selling a specific or select type of goods: the ski shop at Smith s. 3. the workshop of a craftsperson or artisan.… …   Universalium

  • agency — /ay jeuhn see/, n., pl. agencies. 1. an organization, company, or bureau that provides some service for another: a welfare agency. 2. a company having a franchise to represent another. 3. a governmental bureau, or an office that represents it. 4 …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”