(redirected from bargaining for)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms.


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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cranford, Fudge, Tucker and Vosko identify the issues that must be considered in designing any scheme of collective bargaining for self-employed workers: getting them into a collective scheme; enabling them to establish and sustain bargaining relationships over time; and providing mechanisms for dispute resolution, particularly where strikes may be of limited utility.
The discussion will consider these three types in turn, providing examples from Australia and Canada, countries which have both implemented various approaches to facilitating access to collective bargaining for groups of self-employed workers.
(34) However, beyond this, the Australian and Canadian approaches to facilitating access to collective bargaining for self-employed workers differ considerably.
One way to provide access to institutionalised collective bargaining for self-employed workers is through the use of deeming provisions in mainstream collective bargaining statutes.
In addition, the model of organising, representation and bargaining contained in the statute may be ill-suited to providing access to collective bargaining for many self-employed workers, except the most employee-like' of the self-employed.
(73) Unfortunately, the likelihood of the low-paid bargaining stream successfully facilitating access to collective bargaining for workers who have historically been disenfranchised from collective bargaining in Australia appears to be remote.
Germany's system of industry-level bargaining (rather than national-level bargaining for all blue-collar workers) provides more give in the system across industries while more unified representation within industries minimizes jurisdictional competition over different kinds of workers in a single plant.
(72) Miriam Golden and Jonas Pontusson, eds., Bargaining for Change: Union Politics in North America and Europe (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992); Richard Locke, "The Resurgence of the Local Union: Industrial Restructuring and Industrial Relations in Italy," Politics and Society 18 (September 1990); idem, "The Demise of the National Union in Italy: Lessons for Comparative Industrial Relations Theory," Industrial and Labor Relations Review 45 (January 1992); Turner (fn.