sweetheart agreement


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sweetheart agreement

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an industrial agreement made at a local level between an employer and employees, often with clauses advantageous to the employer, such as no strikes, but without the recognition of the national union representing the employees
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Opposed public health funding in Cleveland, where SEIU spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to defeat a critical public health services measure after county officials refused to sign a sweetheart agreement to help SEIU gain new members.
These sweetheart agreements should be no surprise in a city where the powerful public-employee unions go all out to elect their chosen candidates.
Dinger's sweetheart agreements, for which he is receiving $10,000 per month from Ronson -- $4,500 per month to "consult" and $5,500 per month to give Ronson a call option to purchase all of his common stock at $5.