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
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Contemporary Examples of collective bargaining
In other words, many swing voters who rejected the collective-bargaining reform also voted against the individual mandate.
The rejection of the personhood amendment and collective-bargaining reform reflects a pushback against ideological overreaches.
At issue in the U.S. are the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public employees.
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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collective bargaining in Culture
Negotiations by representatives of a group of employees, often a labor union, pertaining to conditions of employment, such as wages and working conditions.
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