collective bargaining agreement

collective bargaining agreement
collective bargaining agreement n: an agreement between an employer and a labor union produced through collective bargaining: labor contract at contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

collective bargaining agreement
USA
collective bargaining agreement, Also known as a CBA or collective agreement.
The labor contract between a union representing employees and the employer (management). It memorializes the agreement reached after negotiations regarding the terms and conditions of employment, such as:
•Wages.
•Working hours and conditions.
•Employee benefits.
•Grievance and arbitration procedures.
•Strikes.
•The union's rights and responsibilities.
•Management's rights and responsibilities.
Collective bargaining agreements remain effective for a specified period of time stated in the agreement, for example, three years. Unlike regular contracts, the parties' obligations do not end on the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. The union representatives and management must bargain in good faith for a successor collective bargaining agreement or for the termination of the agreement, during which time the terms of the expired contract continue.
The National Labor Relations Act governs collective bargaining agreements and the negotiation process, including subjects of bargaining that are either mandatory or permissive. Claims of alleged violations of the CBA are filed with the National Labor Relations Board, which has exclusive jurisdiction.
For more information, see Practice Note: Labor Law: Overview (www.practicallaw.com/6-500-9554).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


collective bargaining agreement
The contractual agreement between an employer and a labor union that governs wages, hours, and working conditions for employees and which can be enforced against both the employer and the union for failure to comply with its terms. Such an agreement is ordinarily reached following the process of collective bargaining. A high profile example of such bargaining happens in the world of professional baseball.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


collective bargaining agreement
The contractual agreement between an employer and a labor union that governs wages, hours, and working conditions for employees and which can be enforced against both the employer and the union for failure to comply with its terms. Such an agreement is ordinarily reached following the process of collective bargaining. A high profile example of such bargaining happens in the world of professional baseball.

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