Chapter 13 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Workers will vote against unions if they feel unions abuse their power by calling strikes or having fat-cat leaders who selfishly promote their own interests at the expense of members' interests. True False 2. Managers who fail to treat workers with respect, or companies that view workers only as a cost invite collective action by employees to remedy these conditions. True False 3. Women, immigrants, and other minority-group members, who are expected to continue entering the workforce at a high rate, tend to favor unions. True False 4. Union membership is at an all time high today. True False 5. Economic and working conditions in unionized firms directly affect those in nonunionized firms, as managers strive to provide competitive working conditions for their employees. True False 6. Even under union bargaining pressures, wages are now far more responsive to customer feedback at the industry and firm levels than they traditionally have been. True False 7. Multiple unions may represent different groups of employees who work for the same employer. True False 8. The labor movement began with the Industrial Revolution of the 19 th century. True False 9. A free speech clause specifies that management has the right to express its opinion about unions to employees provided it does not threaten or promise favors to employees to obtain anti-union actions. True False 10. During an organizing campaign, outside organizers may not solicit on premises if a company has an existing policy of prohibiting all forms of solicitation and if that policy has been enforced consistently. True False 11. An organizing drive usually continues until the union obtains signed authorization cards from 75 percent of the employees, at which point it can petition the NLRB for a representation election. True False 12. The group of employees eligible to vote in a representation election is called the bargaining unit. True False 13. Under the Taft-Hartley Act, professional employees are forced into a bargaining unit with nonprofessionals. True False 14. Management advantages during a campaign include that management can use company time and premises to stress the positive aspects of the current situation. True False
15. If the NLRB finds that either party engaged in unfair labor practices during an election campaign, the election results still stand but a thorough investigation is conducted and either side might be fined. True False 16. After a representation election is held, regardless of the outcome, no further elections can be held in that bargaining unit for one year. True False
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