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1

Labor unions did not become traditional or popular institutions until the

B. 1940's

2

The predecessor to the AFL was the

B. Knights of Labor

3

The national Labor RElations Act (or Wagner Act) was passed in

C. 1935

4

The _____ Act allows states to enact "right-to -work" laws.

C. Taft-Hartley

5

A "bill of rights" for union memebers and a provision of union election proedures were two of the main provisions of the ______ Act.

C. Landrum-Griffin

6

"Right-to-work" laws

A. make it harder for unions to organize

7

Which statement is true?
A. Most US workers are members of labor unions.
B. Union memebership has been hurt in recent decades by the decline in manufacturing.
C. The union movement is most powerful in the South.
D. None of these

B. Union memebership has been hurt in recent decades by the decline in manufacturing.

8

Which statement is false?
A. Unions have raised wages
B. Unions provide a measure of job security.
C. A union may have to call a strike sometimes just to maintain credibility with its membership and the public
D. None of these

D. None of these

9

Each of these is an industrial union except

D. the musicians' union

10

The act that suppored union organizing was the

A. National Labor Relations Act

11

The job of _____ is to impose a settlement

A. an arbitrator

12

Most strikes

B. Cause little economic disruption

13

The ____Act supported union organizing while the ____ Act protected "employers' rights"

D. Wagner;Taft-Hartley

14

At its peak labor union memebership was about_____% of the labor force.

B. 25

15

The establishment of the "right-to-work laws came about with the passage of the

B. Taft-Hartley Act

16

Statement I: One reason unions have declined as a percent of the workforce is that workers have shifted from manufacturing to service industries, which are harder to organize.

C. Both are true.

17

______Act set forth a list of "employers' rights".

C. The Taft-HArley, but not the National Labor Relations

18

You are most likely to be a union memeber if you

C. are a government employee

19

The number of labor union memebers reached its peak in the decade of the

C. 1970's

20

Which statement is true?
A. Most strikes caue serious economic disruptions
B. The threat of a strike provides the motivation necessary to make collective bargaining work.
C. Most labor unions enter collective bargaining hoping for a strike.
D. None of the choices is true.

B. The threat of a strike provides the motivation necessary to make collective bargaining work.

21

An example of an exclusive union would be

B. the Professional Air Traffice Controllers Organization

22

The year that had the worst strikes was

C. 1946

23

A closed shop

A. is and arrangement unions have with employers limiting employment to union members only.

24

A. union composed of memebers with the same trade or occupation is called

D. a craft union

25

Which statement is true?
A.Both the Taft-Hartley and Wagner Acts are viewed as pro-labor.
B. .Both the Taft-Hartley and Wagner Acts are viewed as Anti-labor.
C. The Taft-Hartley Act is viewed as pro-labor and the Wagner Act is viewed as anti-labor.
D. The Taft-Hartley Act is viewed as anti-labor and the Wagner Act is viewed as pro-labor.

D. The Taft-Hartley Act is viewed as anti-labor and the Wagner Act is viewed as pro-labor.