International Ass'n of Machinists v. Street

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Machinists v. Street
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Argued April 21, 1960
Reargued January 17–18, 1961
Decided June 19, 1961
Full case name International Association of Machinists, et al. v. Street, et al.
Citations 367 U.S. 740 (more)
81 S.Ct. 1784; 6 L.Ed.2d 1141
Prior history Appeal from the Supreme Court of Georgia
Holding
A union may constitutionally compel contributions from dissenting nonmembers in an agency shop only for the costs of performing the union's statutory duties as exclusive bargaining agent.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Earl Warren
Associate Justices
Hugo Black · Felix Frankfurter
William O. Douglas · Tom C. Clark
John M. Harlan II · William J. Brennan, Jr.
Charles E. Whittaker · Potter Stewart
Case opinions
Plurality Brennan, joined by Warren, Clark, Stewart
Concurrence Douglas
Concur/dissent Whittaker
Dissent Black
Dissent Frankfurter, joined by Harlan

Machinists v. Street, 367 U.S. 740 (1961), was a US labor law decision by the United States Supreme Court on labor union freedom to make collective agreements with employers to enroll workers in union membership, or collect fees for the service of collective bargaining.

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Judgment[edit]

The Supreme Court held that “a union may constitutionally compel contributions from dissenting nonmembers in an agency shop only for the costs of performing the union's statutory duties as exclusive bargaining agent.”

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Further reading[edit]

  • Cordish, D. S. (1962). "Interpretation of Statutes to Avoid Constitutional Questions re Labor Union Political Contributions". Maryland Law Review. 22: 348. ISSN 0025-4282. 
  • Wellington, Harry H. (1961). "Machinists v. Street: Statutory Interpretation and the Avoidance of Constitutional Issues". Supreme Court Review. The University of Chicago Press. 1961: 49–73. JSTOR 3108714.