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1. To negotiate. For example, if the asking price for a house is $300,000 and a potential buyer does not want to pay that much, he may bargain with the seller to lower the price to $280,000.

2. A purchase with a price lower than fair market value, or at least lower than competitors' prices.
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  1. the sale of a product at a cut price as a means of promoting sales of the product. See SALES PROMOTION.
  2. the sale or purchase of a FINANCIAL SECURITY on the STOCK MARKET.
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"Bargained" dispositions of cases in which conviction is uncertain may well do a better job of that than all-or-nothing jury trials.
In the present paper, I present a model in the spirit of Holmlund's, but with free entry of firms subject to overhead costs, and show that under Nash wage bargains the effect of profit sharing on both employment and compensation depends on whether the profit share is bargained over or mandated as well as on the profit accounting used to determine share payments.
White-collar workers are represented in a separate union confederation, Tjanstemannens Centralorganisationen (TCO), which has traditionally bargained separately with employers through a broader cartel of private sector white-collar unions, the Privattjanstemannakartellen, or PTK.
RANADE: The tendency seems to be for companies to move toward taking advantage of the current law to fund a collectively bargained VEBA or to use trust-owned life insurance in a 501 (c) (9) trust.
Late in 2011, MNA staff and nurse representatives bargained a successor agreement using the Interest Based Bargaining process with Medical Center representatives from Glendive Medical Center located in Glendive, Mt.
The 1991 national agreement covering the Intersind/ASAP state sector defines all basic conditions of employment, including basic pay rates, information and trade union rights, job classification systems, working time, and the designation of subjects that are to be bargained over at the enterprise level.
The management of Northern Montana Healthcare (NMH) and Montana Nurses' Association (MNA) Local Unit #12 bargained a new two-year contract effective December 10, 2004.The bargaining teams used Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) for the first time and it proved a success.
Contrary to other research, this volume shows that compulsory arbitration does not bring about higher public sector wages relative to bargained settlements.