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Right to Work and Labor Unions

Most rights to do something also imply the right to not do that thing. For example, the right to vote includes the right not to vote. Unions state that individuals should be free to join a union, yet then argue that those organizations where workers are represented by a union should be an agency shop. That is, all employees must be union members.

- Explain the unions' rationale for the insistence on a union shop.
- Explain whether the unions' position is consistent or contradictory, with the legal principles of the U.S.

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If a union represents only a portion of the shop, any agreements cover the entire shop. All of the employees benefit from the collective bargaining agreements and any grievance policies in place under the same agreements. This means that employees ...

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Brief explanations of why unions argue for union shops and how it ties into legal principles.