CHAP16.TB - Chapter 16 Unions and Strategic Collective...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 16 Unions and Strategic Collective Bargaining True/False 1. Prior to the 1930s, organizing industrial workers met with little success. Answer: True Page: 580 Easy 2. Although the number of union workers remains moderately stable, the increase in membership reflects the increase in the overall labor market. Answer: False Page: 581 Moderate 3. One sector that is likely to see increased union activity in the future is small businesses. Answer: True Page: 582 Moderate 4. Union membership provides little advantage to workers. Answer: False Page: 584 Easy 5. Unions have increasingly begun to exchange concessions on wages (such as wage cuts) in order to be guaranteed job security. Answer: True Page: 584 Moderate 6. One of the roles that unions play for their members is a source of social affiliation. Answer: True Page: 586 Moderate 7. Union suppression refers to proactive activities an organization can undertake that are designed to reduce the desire for a union. Answer: False Page: 587 Difficult Chapter 16Unions and Strategic Collective Bargaining 8. Bread and butter issues include paid vacations and job security. Answer: True Page: 599 Difficult 9. The use of power tactics in negotiations is unlawful. Answer: False Page: 605 Moderate 10. The formal process of removing a union is called decertification. Answer: True Page: 609 Easy 11. Management can initiate decertification. Answer: False Page: 609 Easy 12. Moving to another location to avoid unionization is a legal means of union avoidance. Answer: False Page: 610 Moderate 13. Organized labor strongly supported NAFTA. Answer: False Page: 611 Easy 14. Outsourcing has become a relatively new means of union avoidance. Answer: True Page: 611 Moderate 15. Managers and union leaders do need to recognize that outsourcing can work to the benefit of both parties in certain situations. Answer: True Page: 612 Moderate 16. Wage-and-benefit issues are considered mandatory bargaining issues. Answer: True Page: 615 Easy 17. Permissive issues may be discussed if one party agrees to do so. Answer: False Page: 615 Difficult 16-2 Chapter 16Unions and Strategic Collective Bargaining 18. Posturing refers to making a list of extraneous, unimportant demands that can be easily traded away if obtained. Answer: False Page: 618 Moderate 19. Mediation involves having a neutral third party try to break a bargaining impasse. Answer: True Page: 618 Easy 20. A lockout is an agreement of union members not to buy or use the goods or services of a company on strike. Answer: False Page: 622 Moderate Multiple Choice 21. The following are strategic choices that need to be made by organizations with respect to unions except a. what type of union-management relationship is desired....
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CHAP16.TB - Chapter 16 Unions and Strategic Collective...

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