Which of the following would be considered an unfair labor practice by a union?
a.a strike called by one union in support of another union’s strike
b.calling for a strike
c.demanding a wage rate increase when the firm is in financial trouble
d.boycotting the employer’s goods
e.demanding that the employer bargain in good faith
53. Which of the following is not a provision of the Taft-Hartley Act?
a.outlaws the closed shop
b.prohibits union unfair labor practices
c.requires unions to bargain in good faith
d.outlaws striking in support of another union’s strike
e.creates the National Labor Relations Board
54. Membership in unions in the United States
a.is slightly over 90 percent of all workers
b.has declined steadily since 1980
c.was hindered by laws such as the Wagner Act
d.can be a grounds for an employer to fire an employee
e.reached an all-time high in 1998
55. The merger in 1955 joined the
a.Teamsters and the Automobile Workers
b.United Mine Workers Union
c.American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organization
d.Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor
e.Cigar Maker’s Union and the Congress of Industrial Organization
56. If the MRP of labor in a firm is $67, and the MLC equals $56, what would you advise the
firm to do?
a.Stay at its current output level.
b.Hire additional workers.
e.Reduce the wage rate.
57. Suppose a previously competitive labor market turns into a monopsony. The labor supply
curve faced by the new monopsonist is
a.above the labor supply curve under perfect competition
b.the market supply curve of labor
c.below the labor supply curve under perfect competition
d.changed because workers are now more willing to supply labor
58. Which of the following is not true about a monopsonist in a unionized labor market?
a.It can set the wage rate and hire any desired number of workers at that rate.
b.It is the only buyer of labor in a market.
c.It tries to extract returns to monopsony power.
d.It determines the optimal employment-wage rate combination by equating the
marginal revenue product of labor to the marginal cost of labor.
e.It must bargain in good faith with the union.
59. The marginal labor cost curve for a monopsonist
a.is equal to the supply curve of labor
b.lies above the supply curve of labor
c.lies below the supply curve of labor
d.is affected by the fact that workers are less willing to work than under conditions of
e.is lower than the marginal revenue product of labor in equilibrium which assures the
monopsonist a return to monopoly power
60. Which of the following is not true about a monopsonist’s rule to choose the profit-
maximizing wage-employment combination?
a.It is the same as in perfectly competitive labor markets, that is, it hires until
MRP = MLC.
b.It results in workers not getting paid their marginal revenue product.
c.It generates a return to monopsony power.
d.It is consistent with the ethics underlying wage determination in a perfectly
competitive labor market, that is W = MRP.
e.It equates the marginal cost of labor to its marginal revenue product.
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