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Money Matters: Collective Bargaining Quiz
by Staff
The relationship between management and labor in America has always been contentious -- and sometimes deadly. Test your knowledge of the nation's labor laws and the collective bargaining process.

What does the acronym NLRA stand for?

  • National Libertarian Rifle Association
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • New Labor Rights Association

When did Congress pass the National Labor Relations Act?

  • 1866
  • 1901
  • 1935

The NLRA also established which of the following Federal agencies?

  • The Department of Labor
  • The Union Rights Council
  • The National Labor Relations Board

In 1950, there were 424 strikes involving 1,000 people or more in America. How many were there in 2009?

  • 5
  • 128
  • 1187

The NLRA estalbished the collective bargaining rights of private workers. When were those rights extended to federal employees?

  • 1946
  • 1962
  • 1993

Which of the following workers does NOT have the right to bargain collectively under the NLRA?

  • Assembly line worker
  • Factory accountant
  • Factory supervisor

True or false: A worker must join a union to bargain collectively with management.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or false: The NLRA requires the two sides of a labor dispute to resolve the issue through collective bargaining.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of the following is NOT an example of bargaining "in good faith?"

  • Sending representatives with real decision-making power
  • Meeting with reasonable frequency
  • Striking before a collective bargaining agreement expires

Who are the three parties that must attend a collective bargaining negotiation?

  • Group of workers, owners and their lawyers
  • Workers representative, owners' representative and an arbitrator
  • Union president, president of company and the press

What is the standard length of a collective bargaining agreement?

  • 3 years
  • 5 years
  • 10 years

If either the union or management want to modify a collective bargaining agreement when it expires, who must they notify?

  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Department of Labor

Which of the following is an example of an unfair labor practice under the NLRA?

  • Paying workers less than they deserve
  • Outsourcing jobs overseas
  • Demoting a worker because she is passing around information about unionizing the workforce

Does a single collective bargaining agreement cover all unionized workers at a company?

  • Yes, a single agreement covers all union workers
  • No, each specific union needs its own collective bargaining agreement with management
  • No, there are separate agreements for each type of employee

True or false: A collective bargaining agreement can make it illegal for workers to strike during the life of the contract.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

According to the NLRA, if workers vote by a majority to join a union, is management required to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with union representatives?

  • Yes, as long as the union election was legally held by the NLRB
  • No, unless the union proves that management has engaged in unfair labor practices
  • No, as long as previous labor contracts haven't expired.

What is the term for a business that employs both union and non-union workers?

  • Closed shop
  • Open shop
  • Mixed shop

Do the terms of employment in a collective bargaining agreement also cover non-union workers in an open shop?

  • Yes
  • No

Which of the following is NOT considered a mandatory subject that must be covered in a collective bargaining agreement?

  • Seniority and promotion
  • Procedure for filling supervisory positions
  • Grievance procedure

Which professional sport holds the title for the longest work stoppage in American sports history?

  • Major League Baseball
  • National Basketball Association
  • National Hockey League