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collective bargaining

noun

Simple Definition of collective bargaining

  • : talks between an employer and the leaders of a union about how much a group of workers will be paid, how many hours they will work, etc.

Full Definition of collective bargaining

  1. :  negotiation between an employer and a labor union usually on wages, hours, and working conditions

Examples of collective bargaining

  1. The next round of collective bargaining is scheduled for September.



1891

First Known Use of collective bargaining

1891


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