Big labor (sometimes capitalized as Big Labor) is a pejorative term for large, organized labor unions, particularly in the United States. Union members typically avoid using the term, preferring instead organized labor. Related terms include 'big oil', 'big tobacco', and 'big government'.
The term big labor in the US is applied particularly to the AFL-CIO and its constituent unions; smaller, independent unions are less likely to be categorized by their opponents and critics as being representative of "big labor", but they are far from immune. The term "Neo-corporatism" has been used to describe three-way bargaining between government, labor unions and big business.