agency shop definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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
- a factory, store, etc. in which this arrangement is in effect
agency shop definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An establishment in which a union represents all employees regardless of union membership but requires that nonmembers pay union dues or fees.
agency shop - Business Definition
An organization in which a union represents all employees. Employees of an agency shop are not required to be union members but are required to pay union dues.