PREFERRED TERM
Abood v. Detroit Board of Education  
DEFINITION
  • The legal issue addressed in the 1977 Supreme Court case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education was whether agency shop clauses violate the constitutional rights of government employees, including public school teachers, who do not believe the public sector should be unionized or who disagree with certain activities funded by their union through dues or service charges. The court found that such clauses cannot be used to force members to conform to particular ideologies if they disagree.Facts of the CaseAgency shop clauses are those sections of collective bargaining agreements between employers and unions that compel employees to pay union dues, even if they are not union members. [Source: Encyclopedia of Education Law; Abood v. Detroit Board of Education]
DATE
  • 1977
BELONGS TO GROUP
URI
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