Bargaining Agent

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Bargaining Agent

A union that possesses the sole authority to act on behalf of all the employees of a particular type in a company.

A bargaining agent is certified by the national labor relations board (NLRB) as the exclusive representative of a certain type of employee. The International Garment Workers Union, for example, might act as the bargaining agent for all seamstresses employed at a particular dress factory.


Labor Law; Labor Union.

See: broker
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In one case, NTSP sent an HMO a list of 180 physicians who had executed powers of attorney appointing NTSP as the bargaining agent for any direct contracting with this HMO.
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