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collective bargaining

the process by which wages, hours, rules, and working conditions are negotiated and agreed upon by a union with an employer for all the employees collectively whom it represents.
Origin of collective bargaining
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The plan is, therefore, a development of the principle of collective bargaining.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • The limits of collective bargaining as a factor in industrial peace.

  • collective bargaining is in harmony with the spirit of the times and fair for all.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • It has been a pioneer in collective bargaining and in arbitration.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • Some unions are more successful than others in collective bargaining.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
British Dictionary definitions for collective bargaining

collective bargaining

negotiation between one or more trade unions and one or more employers or an employers' organization on the incomes and working conditions of the employees
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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collective bargaining in Culture

collective bargaining definition

Negotiations by representatives of a group of employees, often a labor union, pertaining to conditions of employment, such as wages and working conditions.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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