Winters Quiz Over Unions

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Winters Quiz Over Unions

In any given company, a union is an organised group of workers who come together to make decisions about their working conditions and how they can be improved. What do you know about unions and how they can be handled?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the movie Norma Rae, what type of company did she work for?
    • A. 

      Textile Mill

    • B. 

      Saw Mill

    • C. 

      Shoe Mill

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    In the movie who did the company say was going to take over the union?
    • A. 

      Whites

    • B. 

      Blacks

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both

  • 3. 
    Why did Norma Rae get removed from her place of work by the sheriff?
    • A. 

      Starting union

    • B. 

      Shutting down machines

    • C. 

      Disorderly conduct

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What did Norma Rae write on the paper and hold up for all workers to see?
  • 5. 
    At the end of the movie, did Norma Rae still work for the company?
  • 6. 
    Contracts made by union officials with a company are
    • A. 

      Binding

    • B. 

      Arbitrary

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    AFL - CIO stand for
    • A. 

      American Federal Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations

    • B. 

      American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations

    • C. 

      American Federation of Labor - Committee for Industrial Organizations

    • D. 

      American Federal Labor - Committee for Industrial Organizations

  • 8. 
    The AFL - CIO was started in what year?
    • A. 

      1955

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1975

    • D. 

      1985

  • 9. 
    Collective bargaining (Mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Negotiates labor contracts for union members

    • B. 

      Operates openly

    • C. 

      Enforces stikes

    • D. 

      Promotes legislation favorable to union members

  • 10. 
    Bargaining negotiates which of the following (Mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Wages

    • B. 

      Hiring/firing/promotion practices

    • C. 

      Workplace safety

    • D. 

      Individual salaries

  • 11. 
    Laws state employers are not able to discriminate against workers who join the union.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Typical workers earn __________ more than other individuals in the same field without union membership.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      40%

  • 13. 
    Unions helped current day practices by
    • A. 

      Ending child labor

    • B. 

      Establishing 8 hour work day

    • C. 

      Protecting workers' health and safety

    • D. 

      Creating Social Security

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Unions helped create the minimum wage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Lawrence Strike began after a law shortened the work week from 60 - 54 hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Lawrence Mill workers refused to work after pay was reduced to reflect the new hours worked which caused
    • A. 

      The workers to go hungry.

    • B. 

      The mill to close.

    • C. 

      Approximately 20,000 workers to strike.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    During the Lawrence strike, two union leaders and another man were charged with
    • A. 

      Shooting a women at a demonstration.

    • B. 

      Placing dynamite around the community.

    • C. 

      Making large payments to corrupt individuals.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Why did the union representatives not want Norma Rae starting the union?
    • A. 

      She was loud.

    • B. 

      She didn't work hard enough.

    • C. 

      She was a woman of low moral character.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Lawrence strike lasted for ___________ months
  • 20. 
    Two union leaders and other man charged in incident where not released until November. They were aquitted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Children of Lawrence strikers were sent to New York for safe keeping until strike was over but second group being sent were attacked by militia. When the public heard about this, investigative hearings were held. Who attended these investigations?
    • A. 

      President Taft

    • B. 

      President Taft's wife

    • C. 

      President Wilson

    • D. 

      President Wilson's wife

  • 22. 
    Children of Lawrence workers finally came home in
    • A. 

      February

    • B. 

      March

    • C. 

      April

    • D. 

      May

  • 23. 
    Lawrence union leaders demanded
    • A. 

      Increase in wages for 54 hour work week

    • B. 

      Double time for overtime

    • C. 

      No discrimination against strikers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    In Iowa, teacher's unions are allowed to strike.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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