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Old 06-12-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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Unions, which are supposed tho help the working class, but almost always become rich and greedy and end up hurting the local job market.

Which major US cities are the most unionized.
I'm sure there's stats out there, but just going off my perception here's my list.

1.Detroit
2.Cleveland
3.Pittsburgh
4.Chicago
5.Philly
6.Milwuakee

Thoughts?

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Old 06-12-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Add in Milwaukee
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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Easy -Disney Employee over 50,000 people. Minimum Wage Jobs. SMH.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:14 PM
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New York City. Why isn't on the list?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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I would also add Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Washington, DC is also a fairly big union town even though it's not the first city to come to mind when you think "union." About 1/3rd of Federal employees are union members.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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Sort of related but a development I been following pretty closely in Philadelphia (Traditionally and still today a VERY union city)

Busting Philly Unions with the Pestronk Brothers | Philadelphia magazine
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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How about Boston? Though it seems like it is drifting away from the kinds of industry that are typically unionized...
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:55 PM
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Unions seem more obvious in Long Island and NYC than up in Massachusetts. More union stickers.

http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/academics...unions2007.pdf

from page one:

As a result, the broader New York- Northern New Jersey metropolitan area has the highest union density rate –23.3 percent –of any major metro area –and far above the 12 percent rate nationwide.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Sort of related but a development I been following pretty closely in Philadelphia (Traditionally and still today a VERY union city)

Busting Philly Unions with the Pestronk Brothers | Philadelphia magazine
shhhhhhhhhhh, keep that under your cap till we fix the union problem. Then talk about how the city used to be very unionized.

I can't think of any city more unionized than Detroit.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Unions, which are supposed tho help the working class, but almost always become rich and greedy and end up hurting the local job market.

Which major US cities are the most unionized.
I'm sure there's stats out there, but just going off my perception here's my list.

1.Detroit
2.Cleveland
3.Pittsburgh
4.Chicago
5.Philly
6.Milwuakee

Thoughts?
That's an extremely simplistic analysis of labor unions, but you've hit a lot of the major urban contenders.
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