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Work Stoppages

Work Stoppages Home Page

The Work Stoppages program provides monthly and annual data and analysis of major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers lasting one full shift or longer. The monthly and annual data show the establishment and union(s) involved in the work stoppage along with the location, the number of workers and the days of idleness. 


Latest Numbers

Major Work StoppagesNews Release
Number of work stoppages involving 1,000 workers or more

Beginning in the period 3(p) in Aug 2023 Historical Data

In effect in the period 8(p) in Aug 2023 Historical Data

Number of workers involved in work stoppages

Beginning in the period 14.2(p) in Aug 2023 Historical Data

In effect in the period 191.1(p) in Aug 2023 Historical Data

Days of idleness resulting from work stoppages

In effect in the period 4,107.9(p) in Aug 2023 Historical Data

As a percent of working time 0.11%(p) in Aug 2023 Historical Data

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Next Release

  • Major Work Stoppages for Annual 2022 is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Latest News Release

//WKSTP ZUNI3 Resilio Test 10/4/2023// WKSTP News Release


//WKSTP ZUNI3 Resilio Test 10/4/2023// In 2023, there were 11 major strikes and lockouts involving 1,000 or more workers


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