Week 2

Topics: Employment, Trade union, Human resources Pages: 4 (802 words) Published: June 23, 2013
Labor relations chapter 1 – 2 notes

1. Experts believe that the widening gap between the richest and poorest individuals in the U.S. is in part due to the weakened position of labor unions. (Points : 1) |        True
       False
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2. In the U.S., most workers can be discharged for good cause, no cause, and even a morally wrong cause, as long as the discharge is not on the basis of race, gender, religion or another classification protected by law. (Points : 1) |        True

       False
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3. Conflicts between what employees want and what employers want are generally resolved privately between the individual and his/her employer. (Points : 1) |        True
       False
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4. Neoliberal market ideology places the needs and rights of workers before efficiency and profits. (Points : 1) |        True
       False
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5. One problem with the current legal framework governing labor relations in the U.S. today is that it tends to be adversarial and does not promote cooperative relationships between management and workers. (Points : 1) |        True

       False
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6. Most employers that have a unionized workforce: (Points : 1) |        Try to negotiate contracts that will allow the employer to remain competitive and honor terms of the existing contract        Try to scare their workers away from unions by issuing threats such as plant closings        Try to undermine unions by adopting progressive HR policies that reduce the need for unions        Try to ignore the union and operate without consulting union leaders or the workers.

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7. When an employer allows supervisors to arbitrarily discipline employees without cause, it is most directly violating which objective of the employment relationship: (Points : 1) |        efficiency

       equity
       voice
       none of the above are violated
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8. Which of the following outcomes cannot generally be attributed to unions: (Points : 1) |...
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