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Worker’s Heritage in the Building Trades Quiz

    1. The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 established what federal government policy?
    a. Only American citizens could be hired on government construction Projects
    b. Local prevailing wages had to apply on all government construction projects
    c. Hiring on government construction projects could not discriminate based on race
    d. Only trade union members could work on government construction projects

    2. The National Labor Relations Act of 1935, also known as the Wagner Act, guaranteed what right to workers?
    A. Minimum Wage
    B. An eight-hour workday
    C. Right to organize unions
    D. Government job for the unemployed

    3. To cut back on government spending, Washington cut back on federal construction projects during the Great Depression of the 1930's.
    A. True
    B. False

    4. Popularly known as the Fitzgerald Act, this 1937 federal legislation established protection for which kind of worker?
    A. Construction Workers
    B. Government Workers
    C. Apprentice
    D. Female Workers

    5. Heavily recruited from members of the construction trades, this unit of the military helped build installations at home and abroad during World War II. What was it called?
    A. Builders' Brigades
    B. Seabees
    C. Construction Cadres
    D. Military Mason

    6. Construction trade union members were critical to which of these war-related projects during World War II?
    A. Alcan Highway
    B. Manhattan Project
    C. Rebuilding America's naval fleets after Pearl Harbor
    D. All of the above

    7. Unions represented which percentage of the non-agricultural labor force in America immediately after World War II?
    A. 10 Percent
    B. 25 Percent
    C. 35 Percent
    D. 50 Percent

    8. In the wake of World War II, American business and Republican politicians pushed to limit the power of America's trade unions.
    A. False
    B. True

    9. The Taft-Harley Act 1947amended the National Labor Relations act all the following EXCEPT for what?
    A. Prohibited the closed shop
    B. Made all strikes illegal
    C. Outlawed secondary boycotts
    D. Made jurisdictional strikes illegal

    10. This 1951 U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed so-called "sympathetic strikes," or strikes by one trade union to help another that was on strike. What city was this decision named for?
    A. Denver
    B. Chicago
    C. Seattle
    D. Atlanta