What Is a Labor Union? - Definition & History


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How did labor unions arise in the United States?

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1. Jake's business only hires union members. Based on this description, would his business be considered a closed shop? Why or why not?

2. What is collective bargaining?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the history of labor unions. You will be assessed on phrases and terms related to labor unions, such as a yellow dog contract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Rise of labor unions in the US
  • Closed shops
  • Yellow dog contracts
  • Collective bargaining
  • Federal laws regulating union-employer relations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of labor unions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding laws that govern labor union relations with employers
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as collective bargaining and a closed shop
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes for the rise of US labor unions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Labor Union? - Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the importance of labor unions
  • Define and identify the purpose of a labor union
  • Understand the history of labor unions in the US