The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Good-faith procedure of documented actions between an organization’s management and a trade union representing its employees for negotiating wages, working hours, working conditions, and other matters of mutual interest. To the management, this procedure presents a recognizable negotiation group. It gives equality in bargaining power to the employees. The trade union system is allegedly based on the fundamental principle of collective bargaining .


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.