giveback

noun
give·​back | \ˈgiv-ˌbak \

Definition of giveback 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a previous gain (such as an increase in wages or benefits) given back to management by workers (as in a labor contract)

give back

verb

Definition of give back (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to send in return or reply : restore, return

Examples of giveback in a Sentence

Noun

The union had to agree to certain givebacks in order to save the jobs of all its members.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Accounted for in this year’s budget is about $10 million in corporate donations and another $10 million in union givebacks. Matthew Ormseth, Courant Community, "With Council Approval, Hartford's $570 Million Budget Heads To Oversight Panel," 30 May 2018 Those savings stem from givebacks in new union contracts agreed to over the last two years. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Five Takeaways From Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin's New Budget," 17 Apr. 2018 Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, isn't up for election until the fall of 2019, and as such, may have more reason to try to extend negotiations in an effort to lessen any givebacks. Don Lee, latimes.com, "Trump is pushing hard to reach NAFTA agreement, both with trading partners and with Congress," 24 Apr. 2018 Most of Hartford’s unions have agreed to substantial givebacks over the last two years, but the city is still negotiating with two groups. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin's Budget Will Face New Scrutiny From Oversight Board," 15 Apr. 2018 Bronin’s budget includes $10 million in savings from union givebacks that were agreed to over the last two years. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Releases Spending Plan Amid State Scrutiny," 16 Apr. 2018 Teachers and administrators have already agreed to givebacks in their contracts, including a higher deductible for health insurance, said McKenna. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Plainfield, Griswold Grapple With ECS Funding Cuts," 14 Dec. 2017 In his letter to Malloy and lawmakers, Bronin has asked the state to help the city put pressure on bondholders by making new money contingent on Wall Street givebacks. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Bond Insurer: Hartford Bankruptcy Would Be 'Black Eye' For State," 25 Sep. 2017 The real question here is what kind of giveback do the Rams get for doing the deal now? Albert Breer, SI.com, "10 Things I Think I Think About NFL Roster Cutdown Day," 3 Sep. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In 2012, the 92nd Street Y in New York and the United Nations Foundation introduced Giving Tuesday — the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving — with the hope that after several days of big sales and commercial deals, there’d be interest in giving back. Vox, "Giving Tuesday 2018: news and updates," 27 Nov. 2018 Katie Rees After compromising photos of Rees were posted on MySpace, the 2007 Miss Nevada USA was forced to give back her crown. Fox News, "13 biggest beauty pageant scandals," 25 Sep. 2018 The questions were very different and the opportunities to give back were so different. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why nonprofits should think more like tech companies," 14 Nov. 2018 There will be all the cuts of waste, cuts of useless military spending and there are the social measures to give back social rights to Italians. Colleen Barry, The Seattle Times, "Italy’s doesn’t budge in clash with EU over budget deficit," 13 Nov. 2018 Diana was allowed to keep her jewelry as part of the settlement, but as the tiara was on loan from the Queen, it was given back—and reportedly put into a safe at Buckingham Palace. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Stunning Lover's Knot Tiara Has a Fascinating Royal History," 23 Oct. 2018 Guests can also take part in interactive cultural classes or give back through volunteer programs. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Raising Men Lawn Care Service helps young people give back to their communities. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Man on a mission to mow lawns in all 50 states for a good cause," 11 June 2018 Turasky’s attorney Andrew Kelleher said Dattomo gave back his keys, agreed the lease was terminated and essentially abandoned the property in January. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin council OKs liquor license for Gifford's despite legal fight involving owner," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of giveback

Noun

1978, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1548, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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giveback

noun

English Language Learners Definition of giveback

business : a previous gain (such as increased wages or benefits) that is given back to a company by workers as part of an agreement

giveback

noun
give·​back | \ˈgiv-ˌbak \

Legal Definition of giveback 

: a previous gain (as an increase in wages or benefits) given back to management by workers (as in a labor contract)

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