Collective bargaining is specifically an industrial relations
mechanism or tool and is an aspect of negotiation applicable to the employment
relationship. In collective bargaining, the union always has a collective
interest since the negotiations are for the benefit of several employees. Where
collective bargaining is not for one employer but for several, collective
interests become a feature for both parties to the bargaining process.
DOL Web Pages on This
The Bureau of Labor Statistics'
Collective Bargaining Agreements Web Page
Provides an overview of
collective bargaining agreements.
Related Web Pages on This
International Labor Organization Report on Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Addresses the differences between negotiation and collective
bargaining, the nature of collective bargaining, the conditions necessary for
successful collective bargaining, some of the advantages of collective
bargaining, issues of concern for employers, and guidelines for employers on
the process of bargaining itself from the pre-negotiation stage to the