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Union-Security Agreements

Learn about the extent to which a collective-bargaining agreement may require employees to support a properly recognized union.


A union-security agreement is an agreement between a union and an employer that requires the employer to impose certain employment conditions to protect the union’s interests.

Rajiv started a new job in a represented bargaining unit. The applicable CBA required all new employees to join the union within 30 days of beginning employment. Consequently, on his first day, Rajiv’s employer told him that he had 30 days to join the union or he’d lose his job. Was this requirement lawful?

Not anymore....