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.

Examples of labor relations in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Until now talks have been led by top AMPTP staffers and labor relations representatives, but studio heads, including Disney's Bob Iger and Netflix's Ted Sarandos, have now taken a seat at the table, the source said — signaling a potentially significant shift. Chloe Melas, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2023 But the extension was a rare piece of good labor relations news for an auto industry that is reluctant to meet workers’ demands at the bargaining table. Chris Isidore, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 The companies’ respective heads of labor relations must find consensus among themselves on often evolving proposals and counteroffers and sell them to their own C-suites, each of which evaluates the potential deals based on different corporate goals. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Sep. 2023 Smith had worked at several law firms in Portland during the course of his crimes, rising to partner and specializing in labor relations representing management. oregonlive, 12 Sep. 2023 In some families, domestic relations are just another kind of labor relations. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 Shawn Fain is out to change labor relations in the U.S. Phoebe Wall Howard, The Courier-Journal, 8 Sep. 2023 As my colleagues Meg James and Wendy Lee wrote, labor relations of late have been characterized by a high degree of frustration, fear and distrust. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2023 Marvel visual effects crews filed with the labor relations board on Aug. 7, hoping to negotiate a contract that includes health benefits, pensions, meal penalties, and overtime compensation. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Labor relations.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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