sweetheart agreement

sweetheart contract

noun
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:
1945–50

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sweetheart agreement
 
n
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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