industrial relations

plural noun

Definition of industrial relations

: the dealings or relationships of a usually large business or industrial enterprise with its own workers, with labor in general, with governmental agencies, or with the public

Examples of industrial relations in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was achieved without industrial relations carnage and Iberia has been transformed, delivering both profitability and sustainably improved customer service, a testament to Gallego’s acumen. John Strickland, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 For proponents of the New Deal, this meant translating the principles of the Constitution for modern forms of economic organization and industrial relations. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 10 Feb. 2022 The body would have to include representatives of the state public health, occupational safety and health, labor standards, and industrial relations regulatory agencies, as well as six members representing franchisers, franchisees and employees. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2022 Pavey, who has a bachelor’s degree in pre-personnel and industrial relations from the University of Cincinnati, worked for a time as an English teacher. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 20 Dec. 2021 As an academic, Shultz specialized in industrial relations, often serving as mediator between management and unions, sharpening his skills as a negotiator. Norman Kempster, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2021 The industrial relations code, one of the three legislations passed in the upper house, also makes it near impossible for workers to strike. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 28 Sep. 2020 Schreiner went on to work in human resources, then head personnel director and then director of industrial relations for a combustion engineering company. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Sep. 2020 The new bills include the industrial relations code that will allow companies with as many as 300 workers to fire them without seeking prior government approval, a three-fold jump from the current threshold. Bibhudatta Pradhan, Bloomberg.com, 22 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of industrial relations

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of industrial relations was in 1833

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1 May 2022

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“Industrial relations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/industrial%20relations. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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