Roles and Duties of Union Members and Leadership


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Which one of the following groups has the most powerful role in a union?

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1. Mark was elected by the general membership and is responsible for heading up the day-to-day operations of the union. What is his role?

2. Nate's job is to receive grievances from union members and try to resolve them with management. He'll also try to recruit new members and educate members about the union. What's Nate's role?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is a union and what do specific members of a union do? This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess your knowledge of job titles and duties in this type of organization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Who has the most powerful role in a union
  • The term used to describe one who is elected by general membership and heads the day-to-day operations of a union
  • The term used for those in a union who work to resolve grievances, recruit new members and educate union employees
  • A reason or reasons why workers join a union
  • Which function of human resource management relates directly to dealing with unions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the various roles within a union
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why unions are formed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a union is and what it does

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of organization, review the accompanying lesson called Roles and Duties of Union Members and Leadership. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define a union
  • Describe the benefits of being in a union
  • Identify and describe the duties of various members of a union
  • Discuss what types of committees might be found in a union
  • Note how human resource management personnel work with unions