1-What do the various parties want from industrial relations?
2-What three elements distinguish skilled unions/guilds from unskilled unions? These would be the reasons why skilled workers unionized.
3-Why were immigration and the westward movement of the general population so important in the development of industrial relations in the United States?
4-What is business unionism and how does it apply to labor unions?
5-Define the following terms/names and the importance in union development: unfair labor practices; featherbedding; right to work clause; injunctions; criminal conspiracy; Samuel Gompers; John L. Lewis; Terence Powderly
6-explain union structures. Be able to distinguish between the primary functions of the three union structures.
7-Why do workers vote for a union?
8-What is the role of the NLRB in union organizing? What is the role of workers in union organizing?
9-What elements would the NLRB consider when establishing a bargaining unit?
10-What is needed for a union organizing election to be held? What is needed for a union to be certified?
These questions belong to Industrial Relations and they deal with labor unions and their importance. Labor unions have been formed to protect the interest of laborers working in various industries across the country and to provide them with a guaranteed minimum wages, benefits and standard working hours.
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