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Old 05-28-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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I know Georgia is a right to work state but I was wondering how many employees are unionized.

There's the IBEW local down down near the stadium, and the Plumbers and Steamfitters over in DeKalb.

Before the Ford, GM Doraville and GM Lakewood plants closed the UAW was very active but I don't know what their situation is now.

SEIU has a local but I don't know how many members they have.

Presumably most police and firemen are unionized. MARTA is also unionized.

What about city, county, state and federal employees? I think most city of Atlanta employees belong to AFSCME but what about other jurisdictions?

And how about teachers?

In the airline industry there's ALPA for the pilots. And the machinists and aerospace workers have but what other workers in the airline industry?

I'm sure there are many more. It would be interesting to see how all this breaks down for our region.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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Atlanta is not very unionized. Other than the typical unions that you noted which exist in every state, we don't have a lot of industry that lends itself to unionization. I am not sure about the hotels in Atlanta but I don't believe most of them are unionized unlike the those in Las Vegas
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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I don't think that these "unions" here in Atlanta & in the south in general work in the way that we think they do historically. Nowadays I think they work more like nonprofit public advocacy groups & lobbying firms rather than outright change agents.

When's the last time we've ever seen any APD officers go on strike? The closest thing to a strike for these guys is a "blue flu" or simply refusing to write tickets with fines like what the Dekalb Police did a while back.

Maybe the Lockheed-Martin Machinist Union in Marietta is somewhat different, but I just don't see any other union in Georgia with the same amount of influence.

If I'm wrong, anyone on here is welcome to try to change my point on the matter.

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Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
I know Georgia is a right to work state but I was wondering how many employees are unionized.

There's the IBEW local down down near the stadium, and the Plumbers and Steamfitters over in DeKalb.

Before the Ford, GM Doraville and GM Lakewood plants closed the UAW was very active but I don't know what their situation is now.

SEIU has a local but I don't know how many members they have.

Presumably most police and firemen are unionized. MARTA is also unionized.

What about city, county, state and federal employees? I think most city of Atlanta employees belong to AFSCME but what about other jurisdictions?

And how about teachers?

In the airline industry there's ALPA for the pilots. And the machinists and aerospace workers have but what other workers in the airline industry?

I'm sure there are many more. It would be interesting to see how all this breaks down for our region.

Last edited by AcidSnake; 05-28-2011 at 03:31 PM..
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