sweethearting
 n.— «In the classic “sweetheart” situation, corrupt union leaders accept or extort payoffs from employers in exchange for assuring labor peace or winking at contract violations.…[p. 14] The number of employers paying remarkably low sums into the pension fund yields one indication of how many pensions “sweethearting” may threaten.» —“Coal ‘Sweethearts’: UMW Tolerates Pay, Royalties Below Scale In More Small Mines” by Jerry Landauer Wall Street Journal Sept. 23, 1965. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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