Labor And Management Relations)

Unit 1 Quiz

This quiz contains 8 short answer questions on topics from Chapters 1 and 2 of your text. Your answers should be 1- 3 paragraphs long and will be worth a total of 100 points.

In order to avoid timing out when you take the quiz, prepare answers to the following essay questions in a document ahead of time.

1. What is meant by labor relations?

Labor relations is the ongoing interchange between the union and the employer that identifies their common and specific interests and creates mechanisms to clarify, manage, reduce, and resolve conflicts over their specific interests. The basis for the practice of labor relations within a unionized employer is a contract negotiated by the parties.

2. Explain how unions are simultaneously economical and political organizations.

A union is a mechanism for collective bargaining through which workers can unite and raise their issues. A union has more bargaining power than the individual workers. Unions have a potentially high level of influence on workers, who constitute a very important factor of production. Unions can influence productivity through negotiating various aspects of work processes as well as on the costs of the firm. Therefore, they significant influence on the economy as a whole. Therefore, unions are economic organizations. In addition, unions unite and mobilize workers on common issues affecting them. They empower workers and help in creating a balancing force against the management of organizations. Therefore, unions are political organizations as well.

3. What is a spillover?

A spillover occurs when a unionized employment practice is adopted by nonunion employers in order to avoid unionization by copying what unions have won for their members.

4. What are the conditions required for a likely successful union organizing attempt?

5. Briefly describe the historical impact of the Knights of Labor.

6. Briefly describe the historical importance of the Danbury Hatters boycott case.

7. Briefly explain the concept of “Exclusive Representation” established by the Wagner Act.

8. What were the major responsibilities of the Nation Labor Relations Board?

 

Unit 2 Quiz

This quiz contains 8 questions, including short essays for a total of 100 points. It covers the content of Chapters 3 and 4.

In order to avoid timing out when you take the quiz, prepare answers to the following essay questions in a document ahead of time.

1. List the five general purposes of the Railway Labor Act.

2. What does the Norris-La Guardia Act enable?

3. Describe the National Labor Relations Board.

4. Explain the concept of “duty to bargain” in good faith.

5. What are the responsibilities of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service?

6. Explain what trade treaties are intended to achieve.

7. Who are union stewards, and what are their roles and responsibilities?

8. Briefly describe the national structure of national unions.