agency shop means: A union that represents all employees, regardless of their union membership. It requires non-members to pay dues and fees. (in Merlin Dictionary)

What else does agency shop mean?

  • An employment place where full union membership is not necessary, however the union serves as an agent for employees. Union members as well as non-union member must both pay regular union dues. Initiation fees are required for all employees. It is assumed that collective bargaining by the union will be in the mutual benefit of union members. (in Legal Dictionary)