Collective Bargaining: Definition and Labor Relations Legislation


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1. Which of the following is considered an unfair labor practice by employers under the NLRA?

2. Why is continuous bargaining a popular approach?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of collective bargaining and labor relations legislation. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and knowing whether labor practices are fair or unfair.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which section is the real heart of the NLRA
  • Examples of unfair labor practices
  • The activities employees can engage in without fear of retaliation
  • The federal agency responsible for prosecuting violations of the NLRA
  • The process that began with the enactment of the NLRA

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as collective bargaining agreement
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on collective bargaining and labor relations legislation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the content of the NLRA and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about violations of the NLRA

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of the NLRA within the workplace, review the corresponding lesson on Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations Legislation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what unions are
  • Review the National Labor Relations Act and the powers it grants to employees
  • Know the unfair labor practices outlined in Section 8 of the NLRA
  • Discuss the two types of collective bargaining