U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-25-2016, 05:11 PM
 
74 posts, read 27,275 times
Reputation: 74

Advertisements

Health Care, Education Dominate Philly Economy | BizPhilly
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-25-2016, 05:19 PM
 
74 posts, read 27,275 times
Reputation: 74
Why 'Eds and Meds' are so strong in Philly, and what could end the trend
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2016, 07:52 AM
 
24,142 posts, read 20,586,142 times
Reputation: 13356
Quote:
Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
Yeah, I think it's because the cities still have vestiges of their industrial glory days. And unions still tend to play a larger role in local politics even if those metros have fewer people employed in the skilled trades than some Sunbelt metros.

Here is union membership by metro area.

New York - 1,844,583 (20.0%)
Los Angeles - 1,061,394 (15.6%)
Chicago - 589,938 (14.7%)
Philadelphia - 376,035 (12.9%)
San Francisco - 301,038 (15.4%)
Detroit - 277,077 (13.9%)
Seattle - 267,732 (15.9%)
Boston - 231,385 (10.7%)
Washington - 205,549 (7.6%)
Miami - 155,694 (6.3%)
San Diego - 153,015 (12.1%)
Las Vegas - 140,869 (16.8%)
St. Louis - 140,546 (11.7%)
Dallas - 132,314 (4.1%)
Baltimore - 119,812 (9.9%)
Pittsburgh - 109,755 (11.5%)
Cleveland - 103,626 (13.0%)
Houston - 102,758 (4.2%)
San Jose - 97,955 (12.3%)
Buffalo - 94,940 (21.1%)
Atlanta - 89,470 (3.6%)
Milwaukee - 55,395 (7.0%)
Raleigh - 11,918 (2.2%)

http://www.unionstats.com/
Milwaukee's low numbers surprise me. I wonder to what extent Gov. Walker's policies are responsible for that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2016, 03:18 PM
 
2,249 posts, read 2,242,393 times
Reputation: 904
Interesting to see Buffalo at the top. Union-friendlier laws in NYS?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
26,181 posts, read 22,200,901 times
Reputation: 10221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mutiny77 View Post
Milwaukee's low numbers surprise me. I wonder to what extent Gov. Walker's policies are responsible for that.
Wisconsin's union membership has been cut in half since 2000.

For unions in Wisconsin, a fast and hard fall since Act 10 | Journal Sentinel - jsonline.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
26,181 posts, read 22,200,901 times
Reputation: 10221
Quote:
Originally Posted by King of Kensington View Post
Interesting to see Buffalo at the top. Union-friendlier laws in NYS?
This doesn't fully answer the question but it's a start.

https://www.thenation.com/article/ho...state-country/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
26,181 posts, read 22,200,901 times
Reputation: 10221
New York Primary: Photos of the City's Blue-Collar Industry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
26,181 posts, read 22,200,901 times
Reputation: 10221

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SnPYMct11s
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2016, 04:04 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
10,878 posts, read 16,305,652 times
Reputation: 9696
Quote:
Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
Machinists by Metro Area

Los Angeles - 15,815
Houston - 13,555
Chicago - 13,065
Detroit - 8,725
New York - 8,380
Cleveland - 7,180
Dallas - 6,485
Philadelphia - 6,010
Boston - 5,920
Seattle - 5,880
St. Louis - 5,185
Pittsburgh - 5,065
San Francisco - 3,150
Buffalo - 2,745
San Diego - 2,570
San Jose - 2,430
Atlanta - 2,420
Baltimore - 2,060
Miami - 1,395
Washington - 1,180
New Orleans - 900
Raleigh - 815
The only thing that surprises me about this low number for Raleigh is that it's not even lower.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top