Coordinated Bargaining Law and Legal Definition

Coordinated bargaining refers to a type of bargaining in which multiple unions negotiate simultaneously at different locations to refrain from settlement until all are ready to settle on the terms almost same in substance. It is a practice in which either several employers or several unions form a committee to develop common bargaining objectives to be obtained during negotiations. It may amount to an unfair labor practice if coordination results in bargaining that ignore the distinct boundaries of separate bargaining units. An agreement in negotiations cannot be conditioned upon the terms of other units or upon settlement of other ongoing negotiations.