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In general, what does a labor union feel about productivity changes that shift the MRP

  In general, what does a labor union feel about productivity changes that shift the MRP
                            curve to the right?

a. threatened

b. unhappy

c. delighted

d. nothing

e. angry

132.              If a union insists that the employer hire only union members, this is called a

a. union shop

b. monopsony

c. monopoly

d. open shop

e. closed shop

 

 

133.              When an employer has a right to hire anyone, but every nonunion worker hired must join
                            the union within a certain period of time, this is

a. illegal

b. a union shop

c. a closed shop

d. an elastic shop

e. a strike

134.              When the product demand is inelastic, labor demand is

a. low

b. high

c. elastic

d. inelastic

e. nonunion

135.              The demand for ice cream is very elastic. This fact indicates that the demand for ice
                            cream workers is

a. one

b. inelastic

c. elastic

d. seasonal

e. recession-proof

136.              Elasticities of demand for labor and for the good that is being produced are related
                            because

a. the MRP curves reflect the demand elasticity of the good

b. unions try to raise demand elasticities

c. monopsonists are always monopolists

d. it is a company town

e. there is one price for both

137.              An increase in wages can cause a relatively big decrease in employment when

a. product demand is inelastic

b. labor demand is elastic

c. there is a closed shop

d. the MRP curve is inelastic

e. the MRP curve shifts to the right

138.              According to the text, the coal miners’ union has recently been facing difficulties
                            primarily because of

a. the strong economy in the United States raising the MRP of coal miners

b. high world demand for coal causing international competition

c. wages falling due to an increase in the number of union jobs

d. a shift from coal to other energy sources

e. union officials that have illegally drained union assets

139.              The first attempt for workers in the United States to organize was in

a. 1748

b. 1792

c. 1815

d. 1869

e. 1903

 

 

 

 

 

140.              The first attempt by United States workers to organize on a permanent basis was by what
                            Philadelphia group?

a. coal miners

b. shoemakers

c. bakers

d. construction workers

e. bankers

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