giveback

noun
give·​back | \ ˈgiv-ˌbak How to pronounce giveback (audio) \

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
gave back; given back; giving back; gives back

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

Parachute's mission to give back to the community is still extremely important to them in India, and the brand partnered with a manufacturer that will be providing education for their employees' children and job opportunities for their spouses. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Parachute Has Just Launched Swoon-Worthy Handwoven Rugs," 7 Mar. 2019 The figures, some of which may be more than 2,000 years old, were given back at a ceremony in Seattle’s Mexican Consulate Tuesday. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "Seattle police return artifacts found at estate sale to Mexican government," 21 Nov. 2018 InnovateGov started after Detroit's bankruptcy, with MSU professors wanting to help and provide students a way to learn and give back. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "MSU-led internship program helps Detroit move forward," 14 July 2018 The company is dedicated to empowering its teams to contribute and give back by sharing skills and passions through volunteer time. 29. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona-Medium Companies," 7 June 2018 Now, their son is in recovery and recently graduated from college, and Larry and Rachael are giving back through the Partnership parent coaching program. Felice J. Freyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Medical Center establishes a lifeline for parents of addicted teens, adults," 6 June 2018 Helping and giving back to others has become a core part of her business — and a core part of her life. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "As waters receded in Catonsville, Oella, neighbors lent each other a hand," 31 May 2018 After the play was reviewed, it was ruled that Holiday didn't step out and the ball was given back to the Pelicans. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "How Kobe Bryant helped Jrue Holiday in Pelicans' sweep," 21 Apr. 2018 The former Tigers and major league pitcher is a big supporter of Auburn athletics and given back to the baseball program and community at large for some time, but has made regular appearances since retiring in 2015. James Crepea, AL.com, "Catching up with former Auburn baseball star Tim Hudson," 22 Feb. 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

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English Language Learners Definition of giveback

US, 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 How to pronounce giveback (audio) \

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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