Theories & Models of Union Formation


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Joe felt unhappy with his job, and grouped with other employees who shared his work dissatisfaction. After talking with Sam, a union member, he decided to join the union. This is an example of what theory of union development?

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1. Cameron was recently hired by a brake manufacturing company. After he was hired, the company lost a big contract. He now feels like he needs protection from the union to secure his job. This falls in line with what theory of union development?

2. Linda has been frustrated about the company's lack of raises for a few years now. Recently, she learned that others in middle management for similar companies were making a great deal more. Linda felt this gap was just too much, so she joined the union to fight for an increase. Which theory of union development applies to Linda?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help gauge your knowledge of theories and models of union formation. Different theories involving unions are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are covered on the quiz:

  • Name for the belief that the benefits of joining a union outweigh the costs
  • Joining a union based on job dissatisfaction
  • Utilizing unions to ensure job security
  • Joining a union because the worker is not happy with pay
  • The process of a union member convincing a non-union member to join

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on theories of union formation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different theories involved with unions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what's important for workers who weigh the benefits of joining a union over the cons

Additional Learning

The lesson named Theories & Models of Union Formation is designed to help you analyze more topics, including:

  • What a union is
  • The benefits of joining a union
  • Why workers would consider joining unions