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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Instead, they have to show that a majority of workers have signed a card at a particular facility--a trucking terminal or warehouse, for Example--and that's enough to become the bargaining agent at that unit.
(3) Indeed, OSHA's old Field Inspection Reference Manual (FIRM) titled the section on inspection accompaniment "Employees represented by a certified or authorized bargaining agent." (4)
Pages in a General Motors' document declaring that it would recognize the United Automobile Workers (UAW) as its employees' bargaining agent. (1937)