This activity contains 22 questions.
Which of the following terms refers to the sharing of governmental power between the federal and state governments?
o home rule
o multilateral bargaining
o dual sovereignty
The ________ provided for a bipartisan three-member Civil Service Commission to draw up and administer competitive examinations to determine the fitness of appointees to federal office.
o Pendleton Act
o Wagner Act
o Davis-Bacon Act
o Clayton Act
o Landrum-Griffin Act
Which of the following acts provided a personnel and pay structure for federal employees based on duties assigned to a job rather than the qualifications of the person holding the job?
o Revenue Act
o Sarbanes-Oxley Act
o Classification Act
o Standard Time Act
o Federal Corrupt Practices Act
Which of the following is TRUE of the Hatch Act?
o It provided for open competitive examinations to determine the fitness of appointees to federal office.
o It required employers to give employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family reasons.
o It restricted the federal courts from issuing injunctions in labor disputes, except to maintain law and order.
o It put into place a requirement that employers with federal contracts should pay time and a half to any employee working more than eight hours per day.
o It limited the political activities of federal employees to shield workers from political pressure.
Executive Order 10988, in which the right to organize was granted to federal civilian employees, also ________.
o provided that employees had to complete 10 years of service to become eligible for health insurance benefits
o prohibited public sector employees from going on a strike
o offered employees salaries based on their qualifications rather than the responsibilities associated with the job
o designed a central committee to determine bargaining unit recognition and to resolve disputes
o allowed employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family reasons
In order to address the deficiencies of Executive Order 10988, Executive Order 11491 _____.
o established a Federal Labor Relations Council to manage the labor relations system
o required employers to give employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family reasons
o made the use of negotiated grievance procedures for settling contract disputes mandatory
o prohibited public sector employees from going on a strike
o restricted the federal courts from issuing injunctions in labor disputes, except to maintain law and order
Which of the following entities was established by the Civil Service Reform Act?
o Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board
o Bureau of Labor Statistics
o Federal Labor Relations Council
o Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
o Federal Labor Relations Authority
Which of the following terms refers to statutes requiring that the official business of government be conducted in public?
o sunshine laws
o contract laws
o natural laws
o tort laws
o procedural laws
Which of the following terms refers to a provision that a worker must become a union member or lose the job?
o union shop
o open shop
o agency shop
o closed shop
o restricted shop
________ are employees who are in a unit represented by a union and are covered by a collective bargaining agreement but cannot be required to join the union or pay any union dues or fees.
o Cheap riders
o Boundary spanners
o Early adopters
o Free riders
Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government.
The federal court has three levels, district court, court of approvals, and the Supreme Court.
The sovereignty doctrine is presented as a basic reason for not allowing employees to have collective bargaining rights or the right to strike.
Executive Order 11491 made the use of negotiated grievance procedures for settling contract disputes mandatory.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority is a three-member panel appointed by the president of the United States.
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The Postal Reorganization Act was passed allowing postal workers to come under the National Labor Relations Act.
A mixed union represents both male and female employees.
If an employer bases its bargaining position on an inability to pay increased wages, then that employer must allow a union to examine the company’s books in order to verify the claim.
Sunshine laws define legally enforceable rights and duties, and what wrongful acts amount to violations of those rights and duties.
During mediation, a third party panel makes a final and binding decision on a dispute.
Discuss the Pendleton Act.
Discuss the pros and cons of privatizing government services.
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