labor relations

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of labor relations

:the way in which workers and managers of a company talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other
  • The company has a history of poor labor relations.

Word by Word Definitions

labor play
  1. : expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory

  2. : human activity that provides the goods or services in an economy

  3. : the services performed by workers for wages as distinguished from those rendered by entrepreneurs for profits

  1. : to exert one's powers of body or mind especially with painful or strenuous effort : work

  2. : to move with great effort

  3. : to be in the labor of giving birth

  1. : of or relating to labor

  2. : of, relating to, or constituting a political party held to represent the interests of workers or made up largely of organized labor groups

relation play relations
  1. : the act of telling or recounting : account

  2. : an aspect or quality (such as resemblance) that connects two or more things or parts as being or belonging or working together or as being of the same kind

  3. : the referring by a legal fiction of an act to a prior date as the time of its taking effect


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