Week 4 HRA

61 Questions | Total Attempts: 164

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Business Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The Landrum-Griifn Act was passed to protect the democratic rights of union members.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    At the end of an unfair labor practices strike, workers who want their jobs back at the end of  the strike must be reinstated by management.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    After a hard-fought union organizing campaign, which Loamite, Inc., lost, the first contract negotiations have begun. Loamite hopes to wear down the union in negotiations and have a contract that is favorable to management. As part of this strategy, Loamite is requiring that the management contract negotiators must return for top management approbal of each and every issue that arises during negotiations. Loamite is
    • A. 

      Being a skillful negotiator.

    • B. 

      Engaged in a typical collective bargaining behavior.

    • C. 

      Showing willingness to cooperate in the give-and-take of negotiation.

    • D. 

      Not negotiating in good faith.

  • 4. 
    The checkers and baggers at Gochery Giant have approached the loading dock workers to cooperate in a union organization attempt. The NLRB will decide whether these three groups of employees constitute a bargaining unit based on
    • A. 

      Mutuality of concerns.

    • B. 

      Commonality of conditions.

    • C. 

      Similarity of employment.

    • D. 

      Community of interest.

  • 5. 
    The teachers' union in the Whispering Hills school district has not come to a collective bargaining agreement with the school board. A neutral third party has been brough in to make decisions on the topics that have kept the two parties from agreeing on a contract. This process is
    • A. 

      Mediation

    • B. 

      Fact-finding

    • C. 

      Arbitration

    • D. 

      Conciliation

  • 6. 
    Loamite Inc., and its union have not been successful in their contract negotiations. A neutral third party has been called in. This person is actively working with both sides to help them reach a settlement, but the person will not be imposing a solution on the parties. Loamite is involved in
    • A. 

      Fact-finding.

    • B. 

      Arbitration.

    • C. 

      Mediation.

    • D. 

      Disposition.

  • 7. 
    It is illegal for a union and management to bargain over topics  that are not broadly covered under the issues of wages, benefits, nature of jobs, and other work-related subjects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    _______________ is the process whereby a union is removed as the representative of a group of employees.
    • A. 

      Decertification

    • B. 

      Union Busting

    • C. 

      Deunionization

    • D. 

      Derepresentation

  • 9. 
    Union mambers refuse to work in order to put pressure on an employer during a 
    • A. 

      Lockout.

    • B. 

      Strike.

    • C. 

      Slowdown.

    • D. 

      Boycott.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is TRUE?
    • A. 

      In the U.S a collective bargaining agreement is considered a contract in name only.

    • B. 

      In other countries, national unions bargain with the government or with employer groups.

    • C. 

      U.S unions are equally concerned with political power as with economic issues.

    • D. 

      The trend in the U.S is toward tripartite bargaining.

  • 11. 
    A firm that requires individuals to join a union before they can be hired is called a/an ________________shop.
    • A. 

      Restricted

    • B. 

      Closed

    • C. 

      Agency

    • D. 

      Union

  • 12. 
    Bird Song Publishing is involved in a union orgaizing attempy. The CEO of Bird Song may legally promise to raise the hourly wage by 25 cents if the union organization attempt fails.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Monica has a full-time job operating the union office and assisting union members. She helps negotiate contracts and is involved in trying to unionize non-union workplaces. Monica is a union
    • A. 

      Steward.

    • B. 

      Business agent.

    • C. 

      President.

    • D. 

      Chief negotiator.

  • 14. 
    Passed in 1932, the ____________ granted workers some rights to organize and limited court injunctions in labor disputes.
    • A. 

      Wagner Act

    • B. 

      Railway Labor Act.

    • C. 

      National Labor Code.

    • D. 

      Norris-LaGuardia Act.

  • 15. 
    The traditional relationship of union and management in the U.S is adversarial.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The process whereby representatives of management and workers negotiate over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment is called
    • A. 

      Collective bargaining

    • B. 

      Certification

    • C. 

      Interest arbitration

    • D. 

      Contract disputation

  • 17. 
    Employee involvement programs may violate the Wagner Act if they
    • A. 

      Do not deal with mandatory issues of bargaining.

    • B. 

      Are not clearly identified as "company unions."

    • C. 

      Make suggestions about employee wages.

    • D. 

      Solicit employee views on issues that are traditionally considered management rights.

  • 18. 
    The Landrum-Griffin Act intended to 
    • A. 

      Protect the democratic rights of union members.

    • B. 

      Prohibit unfair labor practices of both employers and union officials.

    • C. 

      Give workers the right to engage in union activities.

    • D. 

      Reduce the number of economy-damaging strikes by developing third-party arbitration and mediation tools.

  • 19. 
    The purpose of right-to-work laws is to
    • A. 

      Prohibit unions from organizing in a particular state.

    • B. 

      Require that employers bargain in good faith with union representatives.

    • C. 

      Encourage full employment in the economy.

    • D. 

      Make it illegal to force people to join a union to get or keep a job.

  • 20. 
    Grochery Giant, a national chain of grocery stores, was locking in a long and bitter economic strike with the union representing its employees. During the strike, Grocery Giant replaced the striking workers. Now that the strike is over, many of the strikers want to have their old jobs back. Grocery Giant
    • A. 

      Cannot legally rehire these former employees.

    • B. 

      Must rehire these former employees in all states in which Grocery Giant operates.

    • C. 

      Must rehire these former employees in states where there are right-to-work laws.

    • D. 

      May replace these former employees.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is TRUE?
    • A. 

      Strikes and lockouts are relatively frequent because of global pressures on management to cut labor costs.

    • B. 

      Union-management cooperation efforts have been undermined by the impact of corporate restructurings.

    • C. 

      Union-management cooperation has made little progress in the U.S.

    • D. 

      Union leaders are increasingly favorable toward union-management cooperation.

  • 22. 
    In order to reserve the employer the right to manager, direct, and control its business, wirtually all labor contracts include a ____ provision.
    • A. 

      Shareholders' prerogative.

    • B. 

      Management reservation

    • C. 

      Management rights

    • D. 

      Non-negotiable issues

  • 23. 
    An employee of a unionized company who is elected to servce as the first-line representative of unionized workers is a
    • A. 

      Member representative

    • B. 

      Union organizer

    • C. 

      Union steward

    • D. 

      Business agent

  • 24. 
    The major organization coordinating union efforts in the U.S today is the 
    • A. 

      Department of Labor

    • B. 

      AFL-CIO

    • C. 

      Federation Mediation and Conciliation Service

    • D. 

      International Labor Organization

  • 25. 
    The final step of the grievance procedure is arbitration by an impartial third party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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