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Which of the following involves hardball tactics to prevent a union from organizing worker

Which of the following involves hardball tactics to prevent a union from organizing workers or to get rid of a union?

A) Union suppression

B) Union substitution

C) Distributive bargaining

D) Collective bargaining

74) Boden, the CEO of Dixon Paper, has filed for bankruptcy in order to reorganize his company and get out from under several very tough union contracts he negotiated two years ago during better times. Boden is most likely engaged in:

A) union avoidance.

B) union acceptance.

C) union suppression.

D) union substitution.

75) What is the riskiest labor relations strategy?

A) Union acceptance

B) Union suppression

C) Union substitution

D) Integrative bargaining

Additional Case 15.1

Billiards, Inc. makes collapsible pool cues and other billiard products. Tegau, the general manager, has called a management team meeting with Tammy, the director of HR; Gary, the VP of operations; Ramonia, the employee relations specialist; and Ryan, a labor relations consultant.

 

Tegau wants ideas from her management team about what to do concerning the possible unionization of their workers. Tammy suggests that they do nothing, let the union conduct its vote, and if certified, treat it as a legitimate worker representative of the workers. Gary says the firm should begin aggressively opposing union organization. He thinks first-line supervisors should be brought in and told that if workers in their areas vote for the union, the supervisors will lose their jobs and the company might sell off the unionized part of the business. Ramonia suggests that Billiards, Inc. tell the employees about their current plans to upgrade employee benefits and working conditions—a project she's worked on for the last six months.

 

Management decides to mildly oppose the union but the union is certified anyway. Tegau is now in her first contract negotiation. Ryan explains to the union that if they will accept flexible work rules, the employees can have more fulfilling jobs, the company will save money which it can spend on benefits, and the union will start with a positive relationship with the company. The union representative says "No way. We go on strike in ten days."

 

76) Refer to Additional Case 15.1. Ramonia's idea is most likely a(n) ________ strategy.

A) union avoidance

B) union suppression

C) union substitution

D) union acceptance

77) Refer to Additional Case 15.1. Tammy's suggestion is most likely a(n) ________ strategy.

A) union avoidance

B) union suppression

C) union substitution

D) union acceptance

Additional Case 15.4

Demetry is the president of a candle manufacturing company. He has heard that employees are considering trying to unionize. He is concerned about this and calls a meeting of upper-level managers and the HR department. Demetry wants to know what can be done in order to discourage a union. He is also concerned about the steps employees will take in unionizing. Demetry knows relatively little about unions. He started the company in his workshop for fun, and it grew into a business that he feels he can no longer control.

 

Kaia, a production manager, strongly believes that the employees will manage to unionize and wants to identify areas where the company would be able to give-and-take during the bargaining. She suggests that the company discuss benefits for retired union workers.

 

Karsten, an HR employee, also believes that the union will take hold. He suggests that Demetry not fight unionization and not coerce employees out of their support for the union. Karsten claims that showing such restraint may lead to a more harmonious and cooperative relationship between management and the union.

 

78) Refer to Additional Case 15.4. Karsten would most likely explain to Demetry that at least ________ of the employees must sign an authorization card before a union certification election can occur.

A) 15%

B) 30%

C) 45%

D) 60%

79) Refer to Additional Case 15.4. Karsten most likely believes in a strategy of:

A) union avoidance.

B) union substitution.

C) union acceptance.

D) union suppression.

80) A union acceptance strategy is typically characterized by flexible contract negotiations and positive labor-management relationships.

81) A firm with an employee involvement group led by a manager is in violation of the Wagner Act.

82) Union growth in small U.S. businesses has been rapid, as smaller businesses have quickly moved from adversarial to cooperative attitudes.

 

 

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