Description of the 1952 Field Survey
The field survey referred to throughout many of the preceding chapters was conducted during the summer of 1952 and included sixteen cities in ten states and the District of Columbia. The cities visited, their populations, the estimated strength of union organization in residential construction, and the total number of interviews obtained in each are summarized in Table XXVIII.
( 1950 Census)
|Washington, D. C||802,000||25-40||32|
|Charlotte, N. C.||134,000||0-25||16|
In each city, an attempt was made to interview at least two or more general contractors, a number of special-trade subcontractors, and local union representatives. The distribution of emphasis as between union and employer representatives varied considerably, however, depending mainly upon the strength of the union. In the larger, well-organized cities, emphasis was placed upon securing adequate representation from both groups. In the cities where union organization was