Section 8(f) Agreement Law and Legal Definition

In terms of Labor law, Section 8(f) refers to a labor contract that is negotiated between an employer in the construction business and a union that cannot demonstrate that it represents a majority of the employees at the time the contract is executed. Section 8(f) is an exception to the general rule that an employer need only negotiate with a union that can demonstrate majority status. Since the workforce often does not have sufficient ties to a particular employer to petition for a certification election, Section 8(f) agreements are directed toward providing a certain level of protection in recognition of that fact. However, section 8(f) agreements are not same as collective-bargaining agreements. Section 8(f) provides for a monetary obligation, which can be enforced, if necessary, in federal court.