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Old 11-25-2016, 04:11 PM
 
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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Why 'Eds and Meds' are so strong in Philly, and what could end the trend
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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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.
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:18 PM
 
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Interesting to see Buffalo at the top. Union-friendlier laws in NYS?
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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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
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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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/
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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New York Primary: Photos of the City's Blue-Collar Industry
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SnPYMct11s
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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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.
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