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As a condition of employment, can workers who do not want to be represented by a union be legally forced into having a union represent them?

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Under a 1944 Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of a 1937 Supreme Court ruling, 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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