Test Your Knowledge of HR History
Each of these events happened in the 20th century. See if you can put them in the correct chronological order. For a greater challenge, name the year that the event occurred. Search for clues on the "HR Timeline" at WORKFORCE ONLINE (www.workforceonline.com/workforce/ti meline/index.html).
a President Kennedy sets the U.S. minimum wage at $1.25 an hour.
b. The U.S. Supreme court upheld the use of affirmative action to remedy job discrimination.
c. President Clinton signs the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
d. Congress passes the Railway Labor Act, requiring employers to bargain with unions.
e. Congress passes the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishing the 40-hour workweek, the minimum wage and bans child labor.
f Congress passes the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
g. President Truman seizes the steel industry when steel companies reject recommendations made by the Wage Stabilization Board.
h. Unemployment drops dramatically as men go to war and women "fill in" at work. …