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Bargaining Agent

The union or other organization recognized by an employer as having the ability to conduct collective bargaining on behalf of all or a certain section of employees.
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Recent Union comments seem to agree, but until their bargaining agents get down to business on economics, a new contract cannot be signed.
Medical plans serve, effectively, as the bargaining agents for large groups of consumers; they use the clout of their consumer base to drive down health care service fees .
The NLRB also stated that the suit had an illegal objective of bypassing the exclusive bargaining agents of its employees by seeking an order from the court which interferes with the UFCW International Union and UFCW Local Unions gathering of off-the-clock employee wage claims, advising employees of the wage claim rights, publishing Albertson's "off-the-clock" work practices, and sponsoring employees "off-the-clock" wage claim lawsuits.
The plant had six trade unions as bargaining agents.