Bargaining Rights Law and Legal Definition

Bargaining rights are the rights available to workers to negotiate through chosen representatives concerning terms and conditions of employment. It is also the right of the union designated by a majority of the workers in the appropriate bargaining unit to represent the group in collective bargaining. Bargaining rights are provided under various federal statutes. These rights may be used to the benefit of the employees and for the smooth functioning of the company. In the U.S., the National Labor Relations Act enacted in 1935 covers most collective agreements in the private sector.