COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND UNION POLICIES
Collective bargaining is the joint determination and administration of wages and the terms of employment between a union representing the workers and the employer or representatives of a group of employers. It includes both the negotiation of a labor agreement (or contract) in which wages and other conditions and rules are agreed to and the administration and interpretation of those rules in day-to-day problems of the employment relationships between worker and employer. Employer "recognition" of the union as representative of the workers is a prerequisite to collective bargaining.
From one point of view collective bargaining is a means of settling the question of the price at which workers are employed, while from another viewpoint it is a system of industrial jurisprudence.1 It is clear that, though____________________