The Real Deal New York

Are construction unions losing leverage in NYC?

Nonunion market share may be as high as 50 percent
(Illustration by Noah Patrick Pfarr)

(Illustration by Noah Patrick Pfarr)

From the March issue: In the 1970s, union members had a monopoly on New York City’s skyline. At the time, card-carrying union workers made up a stunning 90 percent of the city’s construction workforce. Not surprisingly, that number is down significantly today. The latest stats peg the nonunion market share at 40 percent — and some say it may be as high as 50 percent. [more]