Department of Human Resources

Collective Bargaining Agreement

What is a Collective Bargaining Agreement?

A collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is a legally binding contract between an employer and a labor union that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for the workers who comprise the bargaining unit and are represented by a union. The negotiation and creation of a CBA is known as collective bargaining. Collective bargaining in the Ohio Public Sector is governed by Chapter 4117 of the Ohio Revised Code.