collective bargaining


Definition of collective bargaining

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

Examples of collective bargaining in a Sentence

The next round of collective bargaining is scheduled for September.
Recent Examples on the Web Under the collective bargaining agreement rules in effect before this year, the base salary associated with the team option was less complicated to determine. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Steelers pick up $10.612 million option on Minkah Fitzpatrick’s contract," 28 Apr. 2021 But the season also started late due to negotiations between the league and the players’ union on a new collective bargaining agreement. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "RSL opens the season on Saturday. Here’s a primer on what to expect.," 24 Apr. 2021 The Chagrin Falls Education Association has agreed to a two-year extension of its collective bargaining agreement with the Chagrin Falls Board of Education. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Chagrin Falls teachers union agrees to two-year contract extension," 22 Apr. 2021 The idea of being there for your teammates, the importance of building chemistry or the fear of losing a starting job or roster spot have all conspired to corrupt the intent of the collective bargaining agreement. David Moore, Dallas News, "By not skipping voluntary workouts, are the Cowboys out of touch or ahead of the curve?," 19 Apr. 2021 The league is just four months into its first full year of a collective bargaining agreement that runs 10 years and will allow for a 17-game season and expanded postseason in 2021. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Chargers’ sale seems unlikely, but Spanos disunity raises questions," 2 Apr. 2021 With the collective bargaining agreement expiring on Dec. 1, Kimbrel may be in for another long wait in free agency., "Southern California has become baseball central," 17 Apr. 2021 Based on the collective bargaining agreement, NFL teams are required to pay players at least $275 per day for attending offseason workouts. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "As players across the NFL find their voice, Cowboys remain quiet on OTA boycott," 17 Apr. 2021 During this time, players can still satisfy requirements to earn workout bonuses in their contracts and will be eligible to earn the daily $275 offseason program per diem, which is required by the collective bargaining agreement. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "NFL changes offseason program, implements hybrid setup amid players' pushback on in-person workouts," 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of collective bargaining

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of collective bargaining was in 1891

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3 May 2021

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“Collective bargaining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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.

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Legal Definition of collective bargaining

: negotiation between an employer and a labor union usually on wages, benefits, hours, and working conditions — see also bargaining agent at agent, bargaining unit, Labor Management Relations Act

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