• The role of a union is to fulfill the employers’ perceived needs and answer job-related concerns
  • True
  • False

10 points

QUESTION 2

  • In order to create the movement toward unionization, the union creates great dissatisfaction with working conditions among employees.
  • True
  • False

10 points

QUESTION 3

  • The employer realizes that the keys to its success in remaining nonunion are to practice job enrichment/ enlargement, internal promotions, learning opportunities, bonus and merit pay, and employee empowerment.
  • True
  • False

10 points

QUESTION 4

  • Two strategies unions have recently been using to help facilitate organization have instituting cyberspace organizing with the Internet and hiring “union salts” in targeted companies.
  • True
  • False

10 points

QUESTION 5

  • Union decertification procedures are more likely to be implemented when striking employees having skill are difficult to replace.
  • True
  • False

QUESTION 6

  • The Gissel Case prompted the National Labor Relations Board to conclude, and the Supreme Court to agree, that a company may be ordered to recognize and bargain with a union under certain conditions.
  • True
  • False

10 points

QUESTION 7

  • A group of employees might be motivated to decertify a union because they:

Feel deprived of fair wages or respect.

Feel alienated from their work due to the extensive use of machinery.

Fear job loss and desire job security.

Union is doing a poor job.

10 points

QUESTION 8

  • An NLRB union pre-election campaign usually goes through several phases, which include:

Contacting employees, determining interest, setting up an organizing committee, and building more interest.

Planting ‘union salts’, contacting employers, determining interest, and assembling a list of potential members.

Setting up an organizing committee, launching a public relations campaign, and building interest.

Determining union dues, planting “union salts”, and building interest.

10 points

QUESTION 9

  • An employee cannot vote in a representational election if he/she is:

Employed on the date of the election.

Employed in a bargaining unit job.

Employed during the eligibility period, which is usually the payroll period immediately preceding the date a consent agreement is signed or a directed election order is issued.

Replaced more than 12 months after a strike begins.

10 points

QUESTION 10

  • After unions win bargaining rights in a representation election, they attempt to negotiate a labor agreement; however, they fail to secure a first contract ________ of the time.

5 to 10 percent

15 to 25 percent

25 to 30 percent

40 to 50 percent

10 points

QUESTION 11

  • Employers can legally discourage union support by:

Empowering employees.

Scaring employees about their interest in unions in a non-threatening manner.

Promoting the distribution of union literature in work areas.

Presenting “captive audience” speeches to employees during working hours.

10 points

QUESTION 12

  • A union organizer who applies for a job within a targeted company, goes to work, and solicits for union membership as an employee is called a:

Seeded organizer.

Union salts.

Union inciter.

Union incubator.

 
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