- (functioning as plural) those aspects of collective relations between management and workers' representatives which are normally covered by collective bargaining
- (functioning as singular) the management of relations between the employers or managers of an enterprise and their employees
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- Businessthe dealings or relations of an industrial concern with its employees, with labor in general, with the public, etc.
- Businessthe administration of such relations, esp. to maintain goodwill for an industrial concern.