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Trade Unions

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a quiz on organizations that helped to build modern America.

Question 1:


What do you call a trade union that consists of employees of one company?
A vertical trade union
A circular trade union
An oblique trade union
A horizontal trade union

Question 2:


Which of the following describes a trade union consisting of people in the same type of craft in different companies?
A vertical union
A circular union
An oblique union
A horizontal union

Question 3:


What is a "closed shop"?
A company in which you must be a union member before you are employed
A company in which you need not join a union but you must pay union dues only for services provided by the union
A company in which employees have an amount of time when they must join the union
A company in which you may be employed if you are not a union member

Question 4:


What is a "union shop"?
A company in which you have a certain amount of time to join the union after you are hired
A company in which you must join the union before you are hired
A company which does not require employees to join a union
A company in which you do not have to join a union but you must pay union dues for services provided by the union

Question 5:


What is the definition of an "open shop"?
A company which only hires non-union employees
A company in which you have a choice whether or not to join a union
A company in which you have a choice of more than one union to join
A company in which you have a set an amount of time to join a union after you are hired

Question 6:


What is an "agency shop"?
A company in which you do not have to join the union but you must pay union dues for the services the union provides
A company in which you have a set amount of time after which you must join the union
A company in which you must be a union member before you are hired
A company in which the union is owned by the employer

Question 7:


What was the name of the first major trade union in the USA which was formed by Uriah Stephens?
The Knights of Labor
The United Cigar Workers
The American Federation of Labor (AFL)
The Congress of Industrial Organizations(CIO)

Question 8:


What is the name of the first President of the American Federation of Labor (AFL)?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


This union leader was President of the United Mine Workers from 1920 to 1960 and played a major role in the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Albert Shanker
Samuel Gompers
James R. Hoffa
John L. Lewis

Question 10:


This movie centered on A. Phillip Randolph's efforts to organize the porters at the Pullman Rail Company.
Men Over Steel
Harlan County War
10,00 Men Named George
War on the Rails

Question 11:


In 1965 this man called for a national boycott of grapes because grape pickers were being abused by their employers.
James R. Hoffa
Cesar Chavesz
Walter Reuther
George Meaney

Question 12:


In 1936 the United Rubber Workers became the first unionists to use this tactic.
A federal law suit
A product boycott
A company boycott
A sit-down strike

Question 13:


What is a "yellow-dog contract"?
An agreement between an employee and an employer that the employee will not join a union.
An agreement between a union and a worker in which the union agrees to help the worker find work
An agreement between a union and an employer in which the employer agrees to help the union form
An agreement between an employer and a state government in which the state agrees not to enforce union rules on the company's owners

 


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