sweetheart contract

 A labor contract that favors the employer.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • sweetheart contract — ☆ sweetheart contract n. a contract arranged by collusion between union officials and an employer with terms disadvantageous to union members: also sweetheart deal or sweetheart agreement …   English World dictionary

  • sweetheart contract — noun see sweetheart agreement * * * a contract made through collusion between management and labor representatives containing terms beneficial to management and detrimental to union workers. Also called sweetheart agreement. [1945 50] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweetheart contract — a contract made through collusion between management and labor representatives containing terms beneficial to management and detrimental to union workers. Also called sweetheart agreement. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweetheart contract — sweet′heart con tract n. bus a contract made through collusion between management and labor representatives having terms detrimental to union workers. Also called sweet′heart agree ment …   From formal English to slang

  • sweetheart contract — Derogatory term used to describe a contract between a union and an employer in which concessions are granted to one or to the other for purpose of keeping a rival union out …   Black's law dictionary

  • Sweetheart deal — The term sweetheart deal or sweetheart contract is used to describe an abnormally favorable contractual arrangement. A golden parachute is an example of a type of sweetheart deal. It is frequently used in describing deals involving government… …   Wikipedia

  • sweetheart agreement — noun or sweetheart contract : an agreement between an employer and a labor union on terms favorable to the employer and often arranged by a union official without the participation or approval of the union members * * * sweetheart agreement , ●… …   Useful english dictionary

  • contract — I n. 1) to conclude, sign; negotiate; ratify a contract 2) to carry out, execute a contract 3) to draw up, write a contract 4) to assign (after bidding), let; award a contract 5) to abrogate, cancel, repudiate a contract 6) to breach, break,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sweetheart — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. darling 2. one who is loved 3. a generally likable person 4. a remarkable one of its kind II. adjective Date: 1942 of or relating to an agreement between an employer and a labor union official arranged privately for… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sweetheart — sweet‧heart [ˈswiːthɑːt ǁ hɑːrt] adjective [only before a noun] a sweetheart deal, contract, agreement etc is unfair because it gives people who know each other well or have a lot of influence an unfair advantage: • Some executives have been… …   Financial and business terms

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