Right-to-Work Laws: Definition & Effects


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1. Workers at a shoe factory are trying to implement a closed shop. According to the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, in which of the following situations would a closed shop be legal?

2. Some people oppose right-to-work laws because they believe the laws _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this worksheet and printable quiz, you can assess your knowledge of right-to-work laws. You will need to know different concepts related to these laws in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • The Taft-Hartley Act
  • Right-to-work laws
  • What naysayers of the right-to-work laws believe
  • How employees responded when they were forced to pay dues

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what the right-to-work laws are
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on right-to-work laws
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of the Taft-Hartley Act

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Right-To-Work Laws: Definition & Effects to learn more about right to work laws. In this lesson, you can complete these goals:

  • Learn about the benefits of right-to-work laws
  • Examine some controversies of right-to-work laws
  • Review the employee reaction to union membership pressure