Union Development During WWII: Issues & Conflict


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What group acted as the arbitrator between employers and unions during World War II?

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1. What did the unions have to pledge in exchange for the implementation of the maintenance of membership rule?

2. During the war, since wage increases were managed by the National War Labor Board, how did employers attract new employees?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The composition and operation of unions dramatically changed during WWII. Test your knowledge of how and why unions developed during this time period with this quiz and worksheet combination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on:

  • White-collar workers
  • Relationship between employers and workers
  • Arbitrator between employers and unions

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how employers attracted new employees during the war
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the unions had to pledge in exchange for the maintenance of membership rule implementation

Additional Learning

The related lesson, titled Union Development During WWII: Issues & Conflict, will teach you more about this topic. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the composition of the workforce during this time period
  • Review the organization of new sectors
  • Identify reasons for the era's growth in union membership