U.S. LABOR UNIONS: HISTORY, VOCABULARY, LEGISLATION—Quiz 2A
MULTIPLE CHOICE: On your Scantron sheet, please fill in thoroughly the letter of the single best choice. TO CHANGE AN ANSWER, ERASE COMPLETELY. YOU MAY MARK ON THESE SHEETS, BUT TURN THEM IN WITH YOUR SCANTRON SHEET INSIDE THEM.
1. What does AFL stand for?
a) American Football League. c) American Federation of Labor.
b) Association of Feminists Lovers. d) Americans for Labor.
2. What does CIO stand for?
a) Commerce of International Organizations. c) Congress of Industrial Organizations.
b) Community In Occupations. d) County In Organizations.
3. Who was the first president of the AFL?
a) Franklin D. Roosevelt. c) Walter Reuther .
b) Samuel Gompers. d) James Madison.
4. What type are the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the United Steelworkers?
a) Craft union. c) Both a and b.
b) Industrial union. d) None of the above
5. What two unions supported F.D.R. during his Presidential election?
a) AFL and CIO before they united.
b) United Auto Workers (UAW) and the American Bar Association (ABA).
c) Sierra Club and the National Rifle Association (NRA).
d) Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the National Grange.
6. What does NLRB stand for?
a) National Literate Revolutionary Board. c) New Labor Relations Block.
b) New Literature Room Board. d) National Labor Relations Board.
7. What is the function of the NLRB?
a) To distribute the money earned by the union.
b) To conduct elections among employees wishing to organize a union.
c) To conduct presidential elections.
d) To organize employees so that they work better and faster.
8. Which act was passed over President Truman's veto?
a) Taft-Hartley Act. c) Both, a and b, are correct.
b) National Labor Relations Act. d) None of the above.
9. What are the three weapons labor unions use against companies involved in labor disputes?
a) Strikebreaker, lockout, and boycott. c) Picketing, open shop, and closes shop.
b) Strike, injunction, and picketing. d) Boycott, picketing, and strike.
10. What is a strike?
a) Employees' temporary work stoppage until a dispute is settled or a contract signed.
b) When workers march at a plant entrance to protest some management practice.
c) Attempt to keep people from purchasing goods or services from a company as a labor dispute.
d) Management shutdown of a firm to pressure union members.