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

Question 1

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

[removed] attending union meetings when invited by workers
[removed] encouraging employees to share unionization opinions
[removed] sharing personal experiences about union involvement
[removed] asking employees how they will vote in a union election

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Question 2

1.

Arbitration means ending an impasse by ________.

[removed] assisting the principals in reaching an agreement
[removed] studying the issue in a dispute and suggesting a settlement
[removed] making a public recommendation to a committee
[removed] giving a third-party the power to determine and dictate the settlement terms

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Question 3

1.

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

[removed] preferential shop
[removed] agency shop
[removed] closed shop
[removed] union shop

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Question 4

1.

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

[removed] guaranteeing each employee the right to bargain collectively free from interference and coercion
[removed] making it illegal for a union to refuse to bargain in good faith with the employer
[removed] allowing secret-ballot elections for determining whether a firm’s employees would unionize
[removed] banning unions from preventing employees from exercising their guaranteed bargaining rights

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Question 5

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What is the first step in the union drive process?

[removed] obtaining authorization cards from employees
[removed] making initial contact with employees
[removed] holding an initial organization hearing
[removed] campaigning for employee votes

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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?

[removed] collective bargaining
[removed] featherbedding
[removed] union salting
[removed] certification

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Question 7

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

[removed] indemnity bonds
[removed] use of union label
[removed] employee drug testing
[removed] strikebreaker employment

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Question 8

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

[removed] Landrum-Griffin Act
[removed] Norris-LaGuardia Act
[removed] Wagner Act
[removed] Taft-Hartley Act

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Question 9

1.

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?

[removed] How many Hyper-Tech employees were hired within the last year?
[removed] What percentage of Hyper-Tech employees signed authorization cards?
[removed] Does Hyper-Tech qualify for coverage by the National Labor Relations Board?
[removed] What is the opinion of Hyper-Tech’s shareholders and creditors regarding unionization?

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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 ________.

[removed] espionage
[removed] inside games
[removed] lockouts
[removed] strikes

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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?

[removed] featherbedding
[removed] union salting
[removed] mediating
[removed] picketing

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Question 12

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

[removed] fact finding
[removed] mediation
[removed] binding arbitration
[removed] interest arbitration

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Question 13

1.

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

[removed] provides regular annual training
[removed] offers generous employee benefits
[removed] pays above the minimum wage
[removed] allows closed shop union security

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Question 14

1.

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?

[removed] Surveys indicate that Hyper-Tech employees have high job satisfaction.
[removed] Hyper-Tech managers have been told to share their opinions about unions with subordinates.
[removed] Hyper-Tech managers have been told to avoid making promises to their subordinates.
[removed] Only a fraction of Hyper-Tech employees voted in the election.

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Question 15

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

[removed] fact finding
[removed] mediation
[removed] binding arbitration
[removed] nonbinding arbitration

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Question 16

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

[removed] Employees prefer nonunion workers, so they pay them higher wages than union workers.
[removed] In an attempt to organize workers aggressively, seven big unions formed one federation.
[removed] In some industries, unionization has been linked to improved employee performance.
[removed] Both blue-collar and white-collar industries have union members.

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Question 17

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

[removed] recruitment
[removed] selection
[removed] dismissal
[removed] appraisals

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Question 18

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

[removed] Employers agree to abide by the guidelines of the local labor unions.
[removed] As a condition of employment, an employee agrees not to join a union.
[removed] Union members agree to the agency shop form of union security.
[removed] As a condition of employment, an employee agrees not to picket.

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Question 19

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

[removed] subjecting the employee to union rules
[removed] stating that the employee has applied for membership
[removed] designating the union as a bargaining representative
[removed] enabling employers to modify employment conditions

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Question 20

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

 

[removed] Domestic companies are shifting from manufacturing to service-based operations.
[removed] Union members earn less on average compared to non-union members.
[removed] Union membership is too expensive for most blue-collar workers.
[removed] Foreign-owned manufacturers will not hire union members.
 

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