Contract Ratification: Definition & Process


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Before it can be ratified, the national bargaining committee and company representatives propose a _____ agreement to union members.

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1. Meetings must be organized so that union members can vote on whether to approve a tentative agreement. What are these meetings called?

2. What is the term for when negotiations are at a standstill and workers walk out?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you would like to check your knowledge of contract ratification and the steps it involves, use the worksheet and quiz. Different terms are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on your knowledge of:

  • A motivating factor when union members are voting on tentative agreements
  • How workers will vote if they don't trust their union representatives
  • Term for when a contract is approved by national union representatives
  • Type of agreement before it is ratified
  • Meetings to approve a tentative agreement

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a tentative agreement and its purpose
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about factors that impact whether union members vote for or against tentative agreements
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the contract ratification process

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more, use the lesson named Contract Ratification: Definition & Process. Use this lesson to expand on your knowledge of:

  • How the contract negotiation process begins
  • The meaning of 'national platform'
  • Why contracts are rejected
  • Roles of a union representative