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sweetheart contract

a contract made through collusion between management and labor representatives containing terms beneficial to management and detrimental to union workers.
Also called sweetheart agreement.
Origin of sweetheart contract
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for sweetheart agreement

sweetheart agreement

an industrial agreement made at a local level between an employer and employees, often with clauses advantageous to the employer, such as no strikes, but without the recognition of the national union representing the employees
(Austral) an industrial agreement negotiated directly between employers and employees, without resort to arbitration
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Slang definitions & phrases for sweetheart agreement

sweetheart contract

noun phrase

A labor contract that particularly favors the employer and is usually negotiated by a corrupt union official (1950s+ Labor union)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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