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noun
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.
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Origin of collective bargaining

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for collective bargaining

collective bargaining

noun
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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Cultural definitions for collective bargaining

collective bargaining

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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