Collective bargaining is a system of industrial government in which governing power is shared by two collective entities-union and management. The collective agreement, in the words of the Supreme Court, "calls into being a new common law"' which the parties agree shall be the law of the plant during the term of the agreement. Its explicit provisions and implied terms provide a framework of rules which guide and control the parties in developing their industrial common law through the grievance and arbitration process.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Summers, Clyde W., "Individual Rights in Collective Agreements and Arbitration" (1962). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 3915.