ERIC Number: ED317126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Steps For Complying with Agency Fee Requirements: A Practical Guide for Unions.
Francke, Ann H.
This guide to regulation of agency fees, the monies that unions collect from individuals in a bargaining unit who decline to join the union, discusses the rationale for the fees, outlines procedures for collecting them, and provides excerpts of representative agency fee provisions of existing contracts. The principle on which agency fees are based is that nonmembers benefit from union work and should share in the cost of supporting that work. Steps in collecting the fees include: (1) calculating the chargeable and non-chargeable portions of the union budget (those expenditures that nonmembers can and can not be forced to support), (2) establishing procedures for notifying nonmembers about agency fees, for receiving objections, and for resolving appeals, and (3) putting into place a means to collect nonmember fees and enforce the payment obligation. A list of Supreme Court and lower court cases pertaining to the collection and use of agency fees is appended. Agency fee provisions from the contracts of six institutions are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Court Litigation, Expenditures, Fees, Group Membership, Higher Education, Unions
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue, Box 322, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.