What's the difference between Collective Bargaining and Negotiations?
Are they the same thing?
Negotiations are a part of collective bargaining.
Collective bargaining involves an ongoing and exclusive relationship between an employer and a union. The purpose of this relationship is to negotiate, implement, and enforce a written contract that outlines the wages, working hours, and conditions of employment for employees represented by the union.
Negotiations are a vital part of this process, as it allows both parties to come together and discuss proposals in good faith with the goal of reaching an agreement, despite having both common and conflicting vested interests.