Bargaining Agreements

A bargaining agreement is a written agreement about working conditions between the employees through their Union and Department management.

There are three common names or types of agreements:
CBA = Collective Bargaining Agreement
MOU = Memorandum of Understanding
MOA = Memorandum of Agreement

All three of these are written agreements, or written notes of mutual understandings, between management and the union speaking collectively on behalf of the employees.

Collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is used to describe the master contract, the document that covers a broad range of working conditions, which is in effect for several years without change and is periodically re-negotiated.

Memoranda usually cover fewer subjects. and typically don’t have an expiration date, remaining effective until agreed otherwise.

Click here for the list of bargaining agreements.