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Union Security Agreement

Definition - What does Union Security Agreement mean?

A union security agreement is an agreement in which employees of a certain company must pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. Union security agreements are made between companies and unions.

In the context of the law, union security agreements are illegal in states that have right to work policies.

Justipedia explains Union Security Agreement

Unions are a way for employees in a certain trade to consolidate their bargaining power. Unions often recognize the importance of having new employees pay dues to the union. After all, unions cost money to operate. So, due to the fact that unions often need money from new employees, they sometimes make union security agreements with companies. They do this instead of mandating that new employees join the union, which is illegal. However, the new employees still end up paying money to the union.

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