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Union Membership
There are no manufacturing labor unions in Pickens County and South Carolina's status as a Right-to-Work state helps it maintain the lowest unionization rate in the U.S. In 2015, only 2.1% of South Carolina's total labor force and 1.4% of private manufacturing employees were registered as union members.

2014 Union Membership, Pickens County & Selected U.S. MSA Markets

Location  Employment  Union Members  % Members 
Pickens County  56,401
0.0%
Atlanta, GA  2,371,577
100,382
4.2% 
Charlotte, NC  869,034
20,163
2.3% 
Cleveland, OH  893,982
111,418
12.5% 
Detroit, MI  1,757,055
261,053
14.9% 
Richmond, VA
616,994  31,912  5.2%
Source: 2016 www.unionstats.com,  Pickens Area SHRM Survey, Alliance Pickens

2015 Statewide Union Membership, SC and Selected States

Location  Employment  Union Members  % Members 
South Carolina  1,961,047
40,425
2.1% 
Alabama  1,863,152
189,834
10.2% 
Georgia 4,018,507
161,720
4.0% 
Michigan  4,086,105
621,952
15.2%
 Virginia 3,735,236 201,931 5.4%
Source: 2016 www.unionstats.com
Alliance Pickens
P.O. Box 149 - 1390 Smith Grove Road, Liberty, SC 29657
Phone: 864.898.1500 Fax: 864.843.5790