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The duty of fair representation mandated by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) requir

The duty of fair representation mandated by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) requires that all bargaining unit members, whether union members or not, have equal access to and representation by the union in the grievance procedure. 
True    False


22.The union pay advantage causes employers to use less labor and more capital per worker than they would otherwise, which reduces efficiency across society. 
True    False


23.Since the United States does not have a strong history of deep class-based divisions in society, the unionization rate and coverage is low when compared to Europe. 
True    False


24.Codetermination is more common in the United States than in western European countries. 
True    False


25.Much of the public-sector union growth has occurred in the service industry and among white-collar employees. 
True    False



Multiple Choice Questions

26.According to John Dunlop, which of the following is required for an industrial relations system to be successful? 

A.The system must always translate acceptance into convergence of interests.


B.The system should completely eliminate conflict.


C.The system should be independent of the environmental context.


D.The system should consist of participants that have a common ideology.


E.The system should exclude mechanisms such as collective bargaining.



27.According to the model developed by Katz and Kochan, at which level does the management make basic choices such as whether to work with its unions or to devote its efforts to developing nonunion operations? 

A.Strategic level


B.Corporate level


C.Functional level


D.Production level


E.Business unit level



28.Resolving disputes between the management and labor through discussion is known as _____. 





C.attitudinal structuring


D.collective bargaining





29.Which of the following sought to provide an environment conducive to collective bargaining? 

A.Occupational Safety and Health Act


B.Fair Labor Standards Act


C.Civil Rights Act


D.Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act


E.National Labor Relations Act



30.Which of the following is a reason for an industrial relations system to adopt collective bargaining? 

A.Involvement of the government speeds up conflict resolution.


B.Conflict resolution by the courts involves firsthand knowledge of the circumstances.


C.Unilateral control by management often sacrifices workers' rights.


D.The existing union considers a strike to be more effective than a discussion.


E.The existing unions are not institutionalized.

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