Concessions are a form of collective bargaining in which a union agrees to certain stipulations (such as lower pay) in order for workers to secure their employment. In Sweat, Cynthia and Brucie warn the floor workers at Olstead’s Steel Tubing that they’ll have to accept concessions if they want to end the company lockout and get their jobs back.
Concession Term Timeline in Sweat
The timeline below shows where the term Concession appears in Sweat. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 7
Act 2, Scene 2
...is going to renegotiate the floor workers’ contracts, and they’re prepared to fight for significant concessions. Tracey says that they’re not afraid to strike in response, and Jason and Chris agree.... (full context)