City Unions: Managing Discontent in New York City by Mark Maier

By Mark Maier

This concise heritage of recent York urban municipal unions makes a persuasive case that union management in NYC has frequently behaved like a junior associate within the administration constitution by way of conceding to urban calls for (oftentimes over the protest of the membership); by means of apart from the rank and dossier from decision-making; through doing management's activity of imposing place of work self-discipline; and by way of undermining and marginalizing militants in the ranks.

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The local populations living in the city are beginning to realise new opportunities to sell their inner city apartments at higher prices and purchase new housing outside the city. These houses are located in scattered developments approximately 10–15 km from the centre of Tallinn typically on former farmlands. The majority of these new residential areas are located adjacent to the existing social infrastructures but have nonetheless poor social provision. Figure Tallinn average price of a two-room apartment (EEK/m2) 30 000 25 000 20 000 15 000 10 000 5 000 0 2000 2001 EEK/m 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2 Source: Estonian Statistical Office, 2006.

The motivations of farmers in this process are clear as they can secure substantial financial benefits for the sale of farmland for new housing or other urban developments. In Poland, for example, between 2004 and 2006 the price of agricultural land increased on average by 40 %. Around the main cities and new highway developments, increases in price are often much higher (Figure 12). Soils need to be conserved. They are non‑renewable resources and the loss of agricultural land has major impacts on biodiversity with the loss of valuable biotopes for many animals, and particularly birds.

The global market economy, trans-European traffic networks, large-scale demographic and socio‑economic changes, cross-boundary pollution, as well as differences in land-planning mechanisms at national, regional and local levels, are the main drivers of change and environmental pressure on, and from, urban areas. As a result, there is now increasing awareness of the benefits of considering urban territory as an integrated unit for stimulating better coordination of policies and analysis of their economic, social and environmental impacts.

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