Dessler15 - Running head: TRADE UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE...

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Chapter 15: Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Multiple Choice 1. About _____ % of people working in the United States belong to unions. a. 5 b. 10 c. 13 d. 20 e. 45 (c; easy; p. 560) 2. One of the earliest unions in the United States, the Knights of Labor, was formed by a group of _____. a. coal miners b. tailors c. automobile workers d. railroad workers e. printers (b; moderate; p. 560) 3. Who was responsible for forming the American Federation of Labor in 1886? a. Samuel Gompers b. Benjamin Franklin c. Frederick Taylor d. George Meany e. Alexander Hamilton (a; easy; p. 560) 4. The American Federation of Labor sought to _____ for its members. a. achieve political reform b. achieve a higher social status c. raise daily wages d. improve working conditions e. both c and d (e; moderate; p. 560) 5. One reason for falling union membership in recent years is that _____. a. legislation protects workers in a way that was once only offered by the unions b. unions have been seen as largely ineffectual c. union membership is too expensive d. manufacturers will not hire union members e. union members earn less on average compared to non-union members (a; moderate; p. 560) 43
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6. Which of the following is false concerning the benefits and consequences of union membership? a. union workers receive more holidays from work with pay b. insurance plan benefits are better for union workers than for nonunion workers c. union members earn less than nonunion workers d. union members are more likely to have long-term disability benefits than non-union workers e. unions can support the need for lighter workloads for union members (c; moderate; p. 560) 7. The decision to unionize may be based on _____. a. low morale b. fear of job loss c. arbitrary management actions d. increasing workload e. all of the above (e; easy; p. 561) 8. The closed shop form of union security means that the _____. a. company can hire nonunion people, but they must then join the union b. company can hire only union members c. employees who do not belong to the union must still pay dues d. employees can decide whether to join the union and only those who join pay dues e. employees do not have to join the union but those with memberships must maintain membership for the contract period (b; moderate; p. 562) 9. The _____ form of union security means that the company can hire only union members. a. closed shop b. union shop c. agency shop d. open shop e. maintenance of agreement (a; easy; p. 562) 44
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10. The union shop form of union security means that the _____. a. company can hire nonunion people, but they must then join the union b. company can hire only union members c. employees who do not belong to the union must still pay dues d. employees can decide whether to join the union and only those who join pay dues e. employees do not have to join the union but those with memberships must maintain membership for the contract period (a; moderate; p. 562) 11. The _____ form of union security means that the company can hire
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course INTERNATIO 101 taught by Professor Mr.johnnash during the Spring '11 term at Symbiosis International University.

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Dessler15 - Running head: TRADE UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE...

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