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As a condition of employment, can U.S. private-sector workers who are not members of unions be forcibly represented by unions?

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Under a 1944 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, private-sector employees in unionized workplaces must be represented by unions and do not have the "freedom" to negotiate "better terms" with their employers. This differs from Western Europe, where employees and employers are generally free to negotiate with each other.

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