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What is Collective Bargaining?

Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees so as to determine the conditions of employment. The result of collective bargaining procedures is a collective agreement. Employees are often represented in bargaining by a union or other labor organization. Collective bargaining is governed by federal and state statutory laws, administrative agency regulations, and judicial decisions. In areas where federal and state law overlap, state laws are preempted. See, U.S. Constitution, Art. VI.

(From the Legal Information Institute)


CBA Databases & Online Repositories

Public Sector: State Collections

Sample Clauses Online

Full-text Collective Bargaining Agreements

There are an increasing number of collective bargaining agreements available online.  In some cases, summaries are available to everyone and the full-text is only available to union or association members.  The agreements below were chosen as representative of different industries; in most cases researchers can access the full-text.


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