Constitutional Limitations on the Assessment of Agency Fees in Public Sector Employment.

In "Constitutional Limitations on the Assessment of Agency Fees in Public Sector Employment," Dr. Edwin Vieira explores one of the most controversial issues in contemporary public sector labor relations: the extent to which a union selected as the exclusive representative of public employees should have authority to charge non-members "agency shop" fees for activities in contract negotiations and administration. For those who question the premise of "agency shop" arrangements, Dr. Vieira's article is enlightening and will be of interest to public sector labor relations academics and experts.