The First Amendment of the constitution upholds our right to freely express our ideologies, within reason. The topic of review for this composition is the legality of agency fees, the effect they place on society, and their effect on society. Worker unions have played a major role in the United States since the industrial era. Their role in creating a means of negotiation for many of the general body of labor workers during the time, along with employees of other industries as time continued. Unions were also responsible for a number of negotiated safety measures that are now considered common in the general American workforce. These feats were and are truly commendable and notable; however, they come at a cost. The cost of the benefits provided by a union are accounted for by union dues and agency fees. agency fees are costs passed down from the expenditures of a union onto all possible benefactors of the workforce that the union represents, specifically nonunion employees. Though, in its simplest observation, the reasoned method used to pass down costs of a union to its benefactors may seem optimal, it is far from being without fault. Agency fees have several social and legal issues that have lead to many confrontations in protest against the fees in a court of law. Since 1977, the Supreme Court of the United States has now heard three separate arguments against agency fees, with the decision yet to be delivered on the latest of the three arguments presented.