International Ass'n of Machinists v. Street
|Machinists v. Street|
|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|
|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.|
|Plurality||Brennan, joined by Warren, Clark, Stewart|
|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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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.”
- US labor law
- Duplex Printing Press Co. v. Deering
- List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 367
- 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.
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