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  •  Very good point Many of the manufacturing (3+ / 0-)
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    areas in NYS are upstate where the cost of living is less than New York City, but there is still the high taxes and the cost of heating a house in winter

    But certainly it's cheaper to live in the South - wonder if anyone has correlated the cost of living with annual union/no unionwages

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    by HylasBrook on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 10:53:06 AM PST

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    •  It might also have something to do with urgency (1+ / 0-)
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      in southern states.

      An employer in the south could offer notably lower wages than, say, here around Chicago, yet still enough to permit employees a lifestyle that doesn't leave them yearning for a union.

      When you add in the diluting impact of right-to-work laws, an employer would really have to be pretty bad (and some are) to get unionized in the south.

      That, of course, wouldn't apply to something like car plants that were started with UAW representation as a result of nationwide agreements, but does seem like an advantage to southern employers.

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      by dinotrac on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 11:29:47 AM PST

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