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sweetheart contract

noun
1.
a contract made through collusion between management and labor representatives containing terms beneficial to management and detrimental to union workers.
Also called sweetheart agreement.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for sweetheart agreement

sweetheart agreement

noun
1.
an industrial agreement made at a local level between an employer and employees, often with clauses advantageous to the employer, such as no strikes, but without the recognition of the national union representing the employees
2.
(Austral) an industrial agreement negotiated directly between employers and employees, without resort to arbitration
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Slang definitions & phrases for sweetheart agreement

sweeten someone up

verb phrase
  1. To bribe or otherwise recompense someone in exchange for something: He had to sweeten the cops up even after he had the license
  2. To flatter and cajole someone; SUCK UP TO someone: He sweetened the audience up a little by praising the town (1950s+)

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