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DG Glossary: Collective Bargaining

Knowing and understanding industry terminology is vital to negotiating and working in the theatre. From time to time, we will be highlighting terminology that is important for all dramatists to understand.

Collective bargaining

“Collective bargaining” refers to the process by which employees negotiate the terms of employment with their employers. Employees are normally represented by a labor union during this process and are therefore acting collectively to balance the relative bargaining power of those providing the labor with those providing the capital.

The terms negotiated during collective bargaining can include a wide range of subjects, including working conditions, salaries and compensation, and benefits (including pension and healthcare).

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