Labor Relations And Collective Bargaining! HRM Trivia Questions Quiz

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This is an HRM quiz on the Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining! Employees have been known to join trade unions and labor unions so that they can increase their bargaining power at their place of work and get to be defended when it comes to some labor related issues. As an HRM you should understand these powers perfectly. Take the quiz and refresh your understanding!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    About ________% of people working in the United States belong to unions.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      34

  • 2. 
    Costco is primarily known as "the anti-Walmart" because the firm ________.
    • A. 

      Negotiates contracts with unions

    • B. 

      Pays above the minimum wage

    • C. 

      Offers employees health benefits

    • D. 

      Refuses to accept union contracts

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best explains a major reason why union membership in the United States has fallen in the last 50 years?
    • A. 

      Legislation provides workers with protections that were once exclusive to unions.

    • B. 

      Union members earn less on average compared to non-union members.

    • C. 

      Union membership is too expensive for most blue-collar workers.

    • D. 

      Foreign-owned manufacturers will not hire union members.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is most likely a false statement about union membership?
    • A. 

      Union members work in both blue-collar and white-collar industries.

    • B. 

      Insurance plan benefits are better for union workers than for nonunion workers

    • C. 

      Union workers receive more holidays and unpaid leave than nonunion workers do.

    • D. 

      Employers prefer nonunion workers, so they pay them higher wages than union members

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes the closed shop form of union security?
    • A. 

      A company can hire nonunion people if they agree to join the union.

    • B. 

      Union members receive higher wages than nonunion employees.

    • C. 

      Union members receive preferential treatment in hiring.

    • D. 

      A company can hire only union members.

  • 6. 
    The ________ form of union security means that the company can hire only union members.
    • A. 

      Closed shop

    • B. 

      Union shop

    • C. 

      Agency shop

    • D. 

      Preferential shop

  • 7. 
    Which type of union security was outlawed by Congress?
    • A. 

      Agency shop

    • B. 

      Closed shop

    • C. 

      Union shop

    • D. 

      Maintenance of membership

  • 8. 
    Which type of union security accounts for almost three-fourths of union contracts?
    • A. 

      Maintenance of membership

    • B. 

      Closed shop

    • C. 

      Union shop

    • D. 

      Agency shop

  • 9. 
    The ________ form of union security means that the company can hire nonunion people, but those people must join the union within a prescribed period of time and pay dues.
    • A. 

      Closed shop

    • B. 

      Union shop

    • C. 

      Agency shop

    • D. 

      Open shop

  • 10. 
    Which form of union security requires employees who do not belong to the union to pay union dues on the assumption that the union's efforts benefit all workers?
    • A. 

      Union shop

    • B. 

      Agency shop

    • C. 

      Open shop

    • D. 

      Maintenance of agreement

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best defines the preferential shop form of union security?
    • A. 

      A company can hire nonunion people, but they must then join the union.

    • B. 

      Union members must maintain membership for the contract period.

    • C. 

      Employees who do not belong to the union must still pay dues

    • D. 

      A company gives hiring advantages to union members.

  • 12. 
    With the maintenance of membership arrangement of union security, how long must union members employed by a firm maintain union membership?
    • A. 

      Until the union disbands

    • B. 

      Until negotiations are over

    • C. 

      For the contract period

    • D. 

      For at least one year

  • 13. 
    The term ________ describes statutory or constitutional provisions banning the requirement of union membership as a condition of employment.
    • A. 

      Termination at will

    • B. 

      Right to work

    • C. 

      Open shop

    • D. 

      Free labor

  • 14. 
    Right to work laws inhibit union formation by ________.
    • A. 

      Banning any form of union security

    • B. 

      Making union membership a requirement

    • C. 

      Leaving the question of union affiliation up to each company

    • D. 

      Leaving the question of union security up to each company

  • 15. 
    In which human resource activity does a typical labor agreement NOT give the union a role?
    • A. 

      Recruitment

    • B. 

      Selection

    • C. 

      Dismissal

    • D. 

      Appraisals

  • 16. 
    Which of the following best describes the AFL-CIO?
    • A. 

      Voluntary federation of national and international labor unions

    • B. 

      Local union for automobile workers in Detroit, Michigan

    • C. 

      Federation of firms that fight unionization in their plants

    • D. 

      Regional branch of the National Labor Relations Board

  • 17. 
    Which of the following best describes a "yellow dog" contract?
    • A. 

      As a condition of employment, an employee agrees not to picket

    • B. 

      Employers agree to give union members preference in hiring.

    • C. 

      As a condition of employment, an employee agrees to not join a union.

    • D. 

      Employers agree to abide by the guidelines of the local labor unions.

  • 18. 
    Prior to 1930, employers attempted to limit the influence of unions using all of the following methods EXCEPT ________.
    • A. 

      Spying on workers

    • B. 

      Firing union agitators

    • C. 

      Requiring yellow dog contracts

    • D. 

      Engaging in collective bargaining

  • 19. 
    Which of the following guaranteed each employee the right to bargain collectively without interference, restraint, or coercion?
    • A. 

      National Labor Relations Act

    • B. 

      Norris-LaGuardia Act

    • C. 

      Davis-Bacon Act

    • D. 

      Taft-Hartley Act

  • 20. 
    Which of the following bans five unfair labor practices and provides for majority rule and secret ballot elections?
    • A. 

      Landrum-Griffin Act

    • B. 

      Norris-LaGuardia Act

    • C. 

      Taft-Hartley Act

    • D. 

      Wagner Act

  • 21. 
    Which of the following was established by the Wagner Act?
    • A. 

      Labor Management Relations Board

    • B. 

      National Labor Relations Board

    • C. 

      Knights of Labor

    • D. 

      AFL-CIO

  • 22. 
    Which of the following was passed in 1935 to amend the Norris -LaGuardia Act?
    • A. 

      Taft-Hartley Act

    • B. 

      New Deal Act

    • C. 

      Wagner Act

    • D. 

      Landrum-Griffin Act

  • 23. 
    Which of the following best describes a main purpose of the Wagner Act?
    • A. 

      Guaranteeing each employee the right to bargain collectively free from interference and coercion

    • B. 

      Banning unions from preventing employees from exercising their guaranteed bargaining rights

    • C. 

      Allowing secret-ballot elections for determining whether a firm's employees would unionize

    • D. 

      Making it illegal for a union to refuse to bargain in good faith with the employer

  • 24. 
    The National Labor Relations Board was primarily established for the purpose of ________.
    • A. 

      Establishing branches in right-to-work states

    • B. 

      Negotiating contracts on behalf of local unions

    • C. 

      Investigating unfair labor practice charges

    • D. 

      Overseeing the establishment of local unions

  • 25. 
    Which of the following was NOT designated an unfair labor practice by the Wagner Act?
    • A. 

      Bribing employees

    • B. 

      Using company spy systems

    • C. 

      Requiring yellow dog contracts

    • D. 

      Moving businesses to avoid unionization

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