Jobs
Union
Wages
Labor disputes
Econ Misc.

100

What are some examples of unskilled laborers? (Name at least 2)

Grocery clerks, fast food workers, janitors, maids.

100

What is featherbedding?

The practice of negotiating labor contracts that keep unnecessary workers on a company’s payroll 

100

What is a wage rate?

A standard amount of pay given for work performed.

100

What is collective bargaining?

Negotiations that take place between labor and management over issues such a as pay, working hours, health care and other job related matters

100

What is derived demand 

A type of demand that is set by the demand for another good or service.

200

What are some examples of semi-skilled laborers? (Name at least 2)

Truck drivers, flight attendants, taxi drivers, security guards.

200

What is the definition of a labor union?

An organization of workers that tries to improve working conditions, wages, and benefits for its members.

200

How would you explain seniority?

The length of time a person has been on a job

200

What is it called when the government temporarily takes over negotiations with the union

Seizure

200

What is a blue collar worker.

Someone who performs manual labor often in a manufacturing job and who earns an hourly wage

300

What are some examples of skilled labor? (Name at least 2)

LEO, nurses, electricians, Plummer, financial technicians.

300

What is a strike?

An organized work stoppage intended to force an employer to address union demands.

300

What is the market theory of wage determination.

The supply and demand for a workers skills and services determine the wage or salary.

300

What is a grievance procedure?

A provision for resolving issues that may come up after negotiations.

300

What is a white collar worker

Someone who works in a professional or clerical job and who usually earns a weekly salary.

400

What is a professional? (Name 2)

Doctor, dentist

400

What is the right-to-work law

A measure that bans mandatory union membership

400

What is the theory of negotiated wages?

The bargaining strength of organized labor is a factor that helps to determine wages.

400

What is arbitration 

Both sides of a dispute place their differences before a third party who’s decision will be final.

400

What is a court order instructing one side to act or not act

injunction 

500

What is the glass ceiling 

An unofficial barrier that sometimes prevents some women and minority’s from advancing to the top ranks of organizations dominated by white men

500

What is the Equilibrium wage 

The wage rate that is set when the supply of workers meets the demand for workers in the labor market.

500

What is the signaling theory 

Employers are willing to pay more to people with certificates degrees and other indicators that signal superior knowledge or ability.

500

What is mediation?

Bringing in a neutral third person or persons to help settle a dispute 

500

What employees did Ronald Reagan fire in 1981 and why did he fire them

Striking air traffic controllers