collective bargaining


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.

Origin of collective bargaining

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for collective bargaining

Contemporary Examples of collective bargaining

  • In other words, many swing voters who rejected the collective-bargaining reform also voted against the individual mandate.

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    Election Day Backlash

    John Avlon

    November 9, 2011

  • The rejection of the personhood amendment and collective-bargaining reform reflects a pushback against ideological overreaches.

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    Election Day Backlash

    John Avlon

    November 9, 2011

  • At issue in the U.S. are the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public employees.

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    16 States Going to War on Unions

    The Daily Beast

    February 23, 2011


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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collective bargaining in Culture

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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