# ECON-2302 Ch 28 Study questions

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1. Union membership, in terms of percentage of the U.S civilian labor force

A) peaked about 1960 and has since declined.
B) has increased steadily since the passage of the Wagner Act.
C) was over 50 percent in 1987.
D) has increased dramatically since 1970.
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2. Which of the following is a correct statement about unions in the United States

A) Half of the top ten U.S. unions now have members who work in service and government
occupations.
B) Since the 1960s, there has been a gradual increase in the proportion of U.S. workers who are
members of unions.
C) The trend away from manufacturing and the deregulation of certain industries has promoted
unionization of the U.S. workforce.
D) Half of all U.S. workers are union members.
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4. All of the following are true regarding the current status of labor unions EXCEPT

A) the deregulation of certain industries has also contributed to a decline in unionism.
B) recent labor laws have diminished worker's rights.
C) organized labor's heyday occurred from the 1940s through the 1970s.
D) part of the explanation for the decline in union membership has to do with the shift away
from manufacturing
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6. If a union negotiates and obtains a wage rate above the competitive wage rate,

A) unemployment will increase in the nonunion sector relative to the union sector.
B) employment in the union sector will increase relative to employment in the nonunion sector.
C) it must find a way to ration jobs among the excessive number of workers who wish to work in
the union sector.
D) it must find a way to make workers more productive
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9. The president of the united states can obtain a court injunction that will stop a strike for an 80- day cooling off period if the strike is expected to imperil national safety or health. This power is granted in the

A) Taft-Hartley Act.
B) Landrum-Griffin Act.
C) National Industrial Recovery Act.
D) Wagner Act.