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:
1890–95

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collective bargaining
 
n
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 definition


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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Example sentences
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.
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