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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
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for collective bargaining
  • Contingent faculty have made strides in collective bargaining, but the management of their unions is one realm beyond their reach.
  • collective bargaining is a good strategy when looking to get the best price on a given product or service.
  • However, the rights for collective bargaining were still maintained.
  • Most are at the mercy of local middlemen and aren't well organized for collective bargaining power.
  • Six different ways the fight over collective bargaining rights was costly.
  • But collective bargaining is a means rather than an end.
  • His state's feisty public-sector unions enjoy extremely favorable laws governing their collective bargaining.
  • Even if collective bargaining fails to produce successful compromises, the next step is not inevitably government wage-fixing.
  • US law allows a new owner to renegotiate existing contracts after a purchase, even to reopen collective bargaining.
  • The fight over pensions is not unlike the one over collective bargaining or salary caps.
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 American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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