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A reciprocal understanding, contract, or agreement of any sort usually pertaining to the loan, sale, or exchange of property between two parties, one of whom wants to dispose of an item that the other wants to obtain. To work out the terms of an agreement; to negotiate in Good Faith for the purpose of entering into an agreement.

A union engages in Collective Bargaining on proposed contract terms.

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n. 1) a mutual agreement or contract between two parties which is voluntary and involves the exchange of consideration (money, goods, services, or a promise for a promise). 2) a supposed good deal. (See: agreement, contract, consideration)

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GRANT, BARGAIN, AND SELL. - By the laws of the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Missouri, and Alabama, it is declared that the words grant, bargain, and sell) shall amount to a covenant that the grantor was seised of an estate in fee, freed from encumbrances done or suffered by him, and for quiet enjoyment as against all his acts. These words do not amount to a general warranty, but merely to a covenant that the grantor has not done any acts nor created any, encumbrance, by which the estate may be defeated. 2 Binn. R. 95 3 Penna. R. 313; 3 Penna., R. 317, note; 1 Rawle, 377; 1 Misso. 576. Vide 2 Caines R. 188; 1 Murph. R. 343; Id. 348; Ark. Rev. Stat, ch. 31, s. 1; 11 S. & R. 109.

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CONTENTS I Introduction II Challenges in Regulating Collective Bargaining for Self-Employed Workers III A Typology of Collective Bargaining Models for Self-Employed Workers A Provisions in Mainstream Collective Bargaining Statutes That Permit Their Application to Some Self-Employed Workers B Provisions in Other Statutes That Permit Self-Employed Workers to Engage in Collective Action That Would Otherwise Be Unlawful C Industry or Occupation Specific Collective Bargaining Regimes for Self-Employed Workers 1 Self-Employed Artist Workers in Canada 2 Home Childcare Workers in Quebec 3 Australian Road Transport Sector IV How Do We Regulate Collective Bargaining for Self-Employed Workers?