On Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The inextricable links between exclusive representation, agency fees, and the duty of fair representation

Agency clauses, which allow unions to collect fair-share fees from employees who are not union members but whom the union is legally required to represent are needed. Without them, ‘free-ridership’ grows, depleting union resources and undermining the ability of a union to serve all workers in the bargaining unit.

Source: On Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The inextricable links between exclusive representation, agency fees, and the duty of fair representation

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