Advanced Business: Union And Negotiations Unit Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The word "impede" means to make someone move faster or quickly. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "impede" means to slow down. Unions often impede a company by going on strike, work-to-rule or other tactics to make the business less efficient

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  • 2. 

    Unions helped to create the middle-class

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    With the help of unions, people were able to gain higher wages and better working conditions. Although unions were not the only factor for creating a middle-class, they were a very big contributor.

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  • 3. 

    Germany has the highest hourly manufacturing salary according to a recent survey.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Germany having the highest hourly manufacturing salary according to a recent survey means that, compared to other countries, Germany pays its manufacturing workers the highest wages per hour. This suggests that Germany values its manufacturing workforce and is willing to invest in their salaries, potentially indicating a strong manufacturing industry and a higher standard of living for manufacturing workers in Germany.

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  • 4. 

    Seniority is a kind of retirement package given to employees.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Seniority is a form of retirement package given to employees, meaning that it is indeed true. This retirement benefit is typically based on the length of an employee's service with a company or organization. It may include various perks such as increased pension benefits, additional vacation time, or priority in job assignments. Seniority is a common practice in many industries and organizations as a way to recognize and reward employees for their loyalty and dedication over the years.

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  • 5. 

    The Forcing Strategy can take the least amount of time. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Forcing can lead to automatic victory because one side has all of the power. Therefore, the negotiation is very short.

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  • 6. 

    The Decoy Strategy is often used by politicians. It involves lying about an issue, making a concession on that lie and then asking for what you really want.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many politicians take a minor issue of little importance and turn it into a huge problem. The purpose is to hide other more important issues from the public that may make the politician look bad.

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  • 7. 

    Fait accompli is one of the riskiest strategies to use during a negotiation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is a very risky strategy because one side does what it wants and expects the other side to accept its terms. It does not take into account the other side's needs or desire and assumes that the other side will be happy.

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  • 8. 

    The word "grievance" means the money given to a union as a membership fee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A grievance is a complaint based on a problem.

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  • 9. 

    A "union steward" is a person who is responsible for handling the grievances that exist between the union members and the management.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A "union steward" is indeed a person who is responsible for handling the grievances between union members and management. This role involves advocating for the rights and interests of union members, addressing workplace issues, and ensuring that labor agreements are upheld. Union stewards often serve as a liaison between workers and management, working to resolve conflicts and negotiate solutions that benefit both parties. Therefore, the statement "A 'union steward' is a person who is responsible for handling the grievances that exist between the union members and the management" is true.

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  • 10. 

    The Accommodating Strategy could make you look weak if you overuse it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Accommodating often means you give up to easily. You could gain a reputation for being weak. Sometimes it is necessary if you think the fight isn't worth it.

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  • 11. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below: Union workers must pay _________________ or part of their salary to the union. in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promoted ceiling                                  union dues                           work to rule               lose/lose impede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strike union                                    group                                 fired                            salary

    Correct Answer
    union dues, Union dues, union Dues, Union Dues
    Explanation
    Union workers are required to pay union dues, which are fees or a portion of their salary that must be paid to the union. The repetition of "union dues" in the answer options reinforces the idea that this is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below:Often times, the union, like any large organization, works slowly because it has a lot of ____________ to deal with.in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promotedceiling                                  dues                                    work to rule               lose/loseimpede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strikeunion                                    group                                 fired                            salary 

    Correct Answer
    red tape, Red tape, Red Tape
    Explanation
    The repeated mention of "Red tape" in the answer suggests that the correct word to fill in the blank is "red tape". "Red tape" refers to excessive bureaucracy or administrative procedures that can slow down the progress of an organization. In this context, it is being used to explain why the union, like any large organization, works slowly. The repetition of "Red tape" in the answer emphasizes its significance in causing delays and hindrances for the union.

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  • 13. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below: Bigger unions are more powerful because there is _________________ in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promoted ceiling                                  dues                                    work to rule               lose/lose impede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strike union                                    group                                 fired                            salary

    Correct Answer
    power in numbers, Power in numbers
    Explanation
    Bigger unions are more powerful because there is strength and influence that comes from having a larger number of members. When a union has more members, they can collectively bargain for better working conditions, higher salaries, and improved benefits. With a larger membership, unions also have more resources and support to mobilize and take action, such as organizing strikes or work-to-rule actions. This gives them more leverage and bargaining power in negotiations with employers. Additionally, larger unions may have more political influence and be able to advocate for their members' interests more effectively.

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  • 14. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below: A person who doesn't decide the outcome of a negotiation, but rather tries to help both sides through the negotiation process is called a ______________  in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promoted ceiling                                  dues                                    work to rule               lose/lose impede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strike union                                    group                                 fired                            salary

    Correct Answer
    mediator, Mediator
    Explanation
    A person who doesn't decide the outcome of a negotiation, but rather tries to help both sides through the negotiation process is called a mediator. A mediator acts as a neutral third party, facilitating communication and guiding the negotiation towards a mutually agreeable resolution. They do not have the power to make decisions or impose solutions, but instead focus on fostering understanding and finding common ground between the parties involved. A mediator's role is to promote effective communication, reduce conflict, and assist in reaching a satisfactory agreement for all parties.

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  • 15. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below: Going on ____________ can be very costly because production stops and salaries are not paid to the workers. in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promoted ceiling                                  dues                                    work to rule               lose/lose impede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strike union                                    group                                 fired                            salary

    Correct Answer
    strike, Strike
    Explanation
    Going on strike can be very costly because production stops and salaries are not paid to the workers.

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  • 16. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below: One strategy that unions can use as an alternative to going on strike, is to __________________. in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promoted ceiling                                  dues                                    work to rule               lose/lose impede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strike union                                    group                                 fired                            salary

    Correct Answer
    work to rule, Work to rule
    Explanation
    Unions can use the strategy of "work to rule" as an alternative to going on strike. This means that union members strictly follow all the rules and regulations of their job, without going above and beyond or doing any extra work. By doing so, they can slow down productivity and disrupt normal operations, putting pressure on employers to meet their demands. This strategy allows unions to make their concerns and grievances known without resorting to a strike, while still having an impact on the workplace.

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  • 17. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below: Unions have helped to remove the fear of being ___________ that many workers faced in the beginning of the Industrial Age. in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promoted ceiling                                  dues                                    work to rule               lose/lose impede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strike union                                    group                                 fired                            salary

    Correct Answer
    fired, Fired
    Explanation
    The word "fired" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence. The sentence is discussing the fear that workers faced during the Industrial Age, and being fired from their jobs would be a significant fear. Additionally, "Fired" is capitalized in the answer, indicating that it should be written with a capital letter in the blank.

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  • 18. 

    Which word means: a system of organization where each element is subordinate to another

    • A.

      Safeguard

    • B.

      Union

    • C.

      Liaison

    • D.

      Hierarchy

    Correct Answer
    C. Liaison
  • 19. 

    This person decides a deadlocked negotiation:

    • A.

      Steward

    • B.

      Arbitrator

    • C.

      Judge

    • D.

      Mediator

    Correct Answer
    B. Arbitrator
    Explanation
    An arbitrator is a neutral third party who is appointed to resolve a deadlock in a negotiation. They have the authority to make a binding decision that both parties must abide by. Unlike a judge or steward who may have a specific role or jurisdiction, an arbitrator is specifically trained in dispute resolution and is chosen by both parties to help them reach a resolution. A mediator, on the other hand, facilitates communication between the parties but does not have the power to make a final decision. Therefore, an arbitrator is the most appropriate choice for someone who decides a deadlocked negotiation.

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  • 20. 

    Fill in the blank with one of the words below:Usually when there is an opening, the person with the most seniority is ___________ to a better position. in the same boat                  power in numbers               mediator                    promotedceiling                                  dues                                    work to rule               lose/loseimpede                                 red tape                              rise up                       strikeunion                                    group                                 fired                            salary 

    Correct Answer
    promoted, Promoted
    Explanation
    When there is an opening, the person with the most seniority is usually promoted to a better position. This means that they are given a higher position or rank within the organization. The word "promoted" is used to describe this advancement. The repetition of "Promoted" in the answer is likely a typographical error.

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  • 21. 

    What is the purpose of a Request Letter?

    • A.

      To seek professional help

    • B.

      To gain more sales

    • C.

      To congratulate someone

    • D.

      To report an incident

    Correct Answer
    A. To seek professional help
    Explanation
    A request letter is used to seek professional help because it is a formal way of asking for assistance or support from an individual or organization. It is commonly used in various professional settings, such as in business, education, or government, to request information, services, or resources. By writing a request letter, the sender can clearly communicate their needs and expectations, providing necessary details and reasons for the request. This allows the recipient to understand the purpose of the letter and respond accordingly, providing the required professional help.

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  • 22. 

    What does the term "benefits" mean?

    • A.

      Something that helps people

    • B.

      A payment or gift from the employer to its union members

    • C.

      Assistance with something the union needs

    • D.

      Profit that the company shares with the union

    Correct Answer
    C. Assistance with something the union needs
    Explanation
    The term "benefits" refers to assistance with something that the union needs. This could include various forms of support or resources provided by the union to its members, such as financial aid, healthcare coverage, retirement plans, or other services that help fulfill the needs and welfare of the union and its members.

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  • 23. 

    What does the term "work to rule" mean? 

    • A.

      Employers make strict rules that union members must follow

    • B.

      Unions go on strike

    • C.

      Unions do not go on strike but slow down production

    • D.

      Employers and unions make contracts based on new rules

    Correct Answer
    C. Unions do not go on strike but slow down production
    Explanation
    The term "work to rule" refers to a situation where unions do not go on strike but instead slow down production. This means that union members strictly adhere to all the rules and regulations in their workplace, which can result in a decrease in productivity. By doing so, the unions aim to put pressure on the employers to meet their demands without resorting to a strike.

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