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How well do you know unions?

Test what you know about how unions really work. Click below to see answers.

  1. Unions file grievances as a way to cause problems for their employers.
    1. True
    2. False
  2. A collective bargaining agreement will usually include procedures for addressing grievances.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. A grievance generally begins at the lowest level of management and progresses upward through management ranks.
    1. True
    2. False
  4. If the union and the employer can’t come to an agreement regarding the grievance, it will go to arbitration.
    1. True
    2. False

How well do you know unions?: Answers

  1. False. Unions file grievances when they feel they have been wronged by their employers.
  2. True. A collective bargaining agreement usually includes the procedures that are used to file and resolve a grievance.
  3. True. A grievance generally begins at the lowest level of management (a verbal discussion with their immediate supervisor) and progresses upward through management ranks (and through union ranks as well) in the form of a written document.
  4. True. In arbitration, a neutral third party hears both sides and decides the outcome of the grievance.