GHA chapter-13

Question 1

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Which of the following is an appropriate action for a supervisor to take in respect to unionization activities?

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attending union meetings when invited by workers

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encouraging employees to share unionization opinions

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sharing personal experiences about union involvement

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asking employees how they will vote in a union election

5 points    

Question 2

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Arbitration means ending an impasse by ________.

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assisting the principals in reaching an agreement

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studying the issue in a dispute and suggesting a settlement

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making a public recommendation to a committee

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giving a third-party the power to determine and dictate the settlement terms

5 points    

Question 3

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Which type of union security accounts for almost three-fourths of union contracts?

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preferential shop

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agency shop

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closed shop

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union shop

5 points    

Question 4

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Which of the following best describes the purpose of the Wagner Act?

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

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

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allowing secret-ballot elections for determining whether a firm’s employees would unionize

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banning unions from preventing employees from exercising their guaranteed bargaining rights

5 points    

Question 5

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What is the first step in the union drive process?

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obtaining authorization cards from employees

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making initial contact with employees

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holding an initial organization hearing

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campaigning for employee votes

5 points    

Question 6

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When representatives of Ford’s management and autoworkers union meet to negotiate a labor agreement, which of the following is most likely occurring?

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collective bargaining

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featherbedding

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union salting

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certification

5 points    

Question 7

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All of the following are examples of permissible bargaining items EXCEPT ________.

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indemnity bonds

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use of union label

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employee drug testing

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strikebreaker employment

5 points    

Question 8

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Which of the following bans certain unfair labor practices and provides for majority rule and secret ballot elections?

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Landrum-Griffin Act

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Norris-LaGuardia Act

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Wagner Act

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Taft-Hartley Act

5 points    

Question 9

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Hyper-Tech Enterprises manufactures mechanical parts used in air conditioning and heating units. The company employs over 300 workers at its Alabama facility. None of the Hyper-Tech employees belong to a union; however, management believes that unionization is in the near future. A representative of a local union has recently visited Hyper-Tech in an attempt to solicit members and have them sign authorization cards. Enough eligible employees have signed authorization cards to petition the NLRB for an election. Hyper-Tech’s top executives are considering fighting the unionization efforts.

Which of the following questions is LEAST relevant to the decision by Hyper-Tech to fight unionization efforts?

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How many Hyper-Tech employees were hired within the last year?

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What percentage of Hyper-Tech employees signed authorization cards?

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Does Hyper-Tech qualify for coverage by the National Labor Relations Board?

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What is the opinion of Hyper-Tech’s shareholders and creditors regarding unionization?

5 points    

Question 10

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Union tactics designed to impede or disrupt production by encouraging employees to slow the pace of work, refuse to work overtime, and participate in sick-outs are called ________.

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espionage

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inside games

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lockouts

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strikes

5 points    

Question 11

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Which term refers to a union organizing tactic by which union members are placed on non-union job sites?

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featherbedding

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union salting

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mediating

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picketing

5 points    

Question 12

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Which intervention method listed below is the most definitive of all third-party interventions?

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fact finding

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mediation

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binding arbitration

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interest arbitration

5 points    

Question 13

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Costco most likely has a reputation as being the “anti-Walmart” because the firm ________.

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provides regular annual training

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offers generous employee benefits

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pays above the minimum wage

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allows closed shop union security

5 points    

Question 14

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Hyper-Tech Enterprises manufactures mechanical parts used in air conditioning and heating units. The company employs over 300 workers at its Alabama facility. None of the Hyper-Tech employees belong to a union; however, management believes that unionization is in the near future. A representative of a local union has recently visited Hyper-Tech in an attempt to solicit members and have them sign authorization cards. Enough eligible employees have signed authorization cards to petition the NLRB for an election. Hyper-Tech’s top executives are considering fighting the unionization efforts.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the suggestion that Hyper-Tech will lose an NLRB election?

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Surveys indicate that Hyper-Tech employees have high job satisfaction.

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Hyper-Tech managers have been told to share their opinions about unions with subordinates.

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Hyper-Tech managers have been told to avoid making promises to their subordinates.

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Only a fraction of Hyper-Tech employees voted in the election.

5 points    

Question 15

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Which third-party intervention uses a neutral third party to assist the principals in reaching agreement?

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fact finding

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mediation

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binding arbitration

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nonbinding arbitration

5 points    

Question 16

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Which of the following is most likely a false statement about union membership?

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Employees prefer nonunion workers, so they pay them higher wages than union workers.

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In an attempt to organize workers aggressively, seven big unions formed one federation.

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In some industries, unionization has been linked to improved employee performance.

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Both blue-collar and white-collar industries have union members.

5 points    

Question 17

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

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recruitment

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selection

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dismissal

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appraisals

5 points    

Question 18

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Which of the following best describes a “yellow-dog” contract?

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

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

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Union members agree to the agency shop form of union security.

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

5 points    

Question 19

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Union authorization cards serve all of the following functions EXCEPT ________.

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subjecting the employee to union rules

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stating that the employee has applied for membership

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designating the union as a bargaining representative

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enabling employers to modify employment conditions

5 points    

Question 20

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Which of the following best explains why union membership has fallen since 1955?

 

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Domestic companies are shifting from manufacturing to service-based operations.

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

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

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Foreign-owned manufacturers will not hire union members.

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