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This is a quiz on organizations that helped to build modern America.
What do you call a trade union that consists of employees of one company?
An oblique trade union
A horizontal trade union
A vertical trade union
A circular trade union
Which of the following describes a trade union consisting of people in the same type of craft in different companies?
A vertical union
A horizontal union
An oblique union
A circular union
What is a "closed shop"?
A company in which employees have an amount of time when they must join the union
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 you may be employed if you are not a union member
A company in which you must be a union member before you are employed
What is a "union shop"?
A company in which you do not have to join a union but you must pay union dues for services provided by the union
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
What is the definition of an "open shop"?
A company in which you have a set an amount of time to join a union after you are hired
A company which only hires non-union employees
A company in which you have a choice of more than one union to join
A company in which you have a choice whether or not to join a union
What is an "agency shop"?
A company in which the union is owned by the employer
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 must be a union member before you are hired
A company in which you have a set amount of time after which you must join the union
What was the name of the first major trade union in the USA which was formed by Uriah Stephens?
The Congress of Industrial Organizations(CIO)
The United Cigar Workers
The Knights of Labor
The American Federation of Labor (AFL)
What is the name of the first President of the American Federation of Labor (AFL)?
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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.
John L. Lewis
James R. Hoffa
This movie centered on A. Phillip Randolph's efforts to organize the porters at the Pullman Rail Company.
10,00 Men Named George
War on the Rails
Harlan County War
Men Over Steel
In 1965 this man called for a national boycott of grapes because grape pickers were being abused by their employers.
James R. Hoffa
In 1936 the United Rubber Workers became the first unionists to use this tactic.
A federal law suit
A sit-down strike
A company boycott
A product boycott
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 an employer in which the employer agrees to help the union form
An agreement between a union and a worker in which the union agrees to help the worker find work
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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