The Work Stoppages program provides monthly and annual data 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.
In 2022, 23 major strikes and lockouts began in the year and idled 120,600 workers. The education and health services sector accounted for the idling of 106,300 workers, or 88 percent of idled workers over the year.
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In 2022, 10.1 percent of workers in the United States belonged to a union. This Spotlight on Statistics focuses on union membership, strike activity, and compensation in 2022. read more »
In 2022 there were 23 major work stoppages beginning during the year. There were 16 major work stoppages that began in 2021. A total of 120,600 workers were involved in major work stoppages that began in 2022. Service-providing industries accounted for 98 percent of the idled workers over the year. Educational services, with 9 major stoppages, and health care and social assistance, with 8, had the highest number of stoppages over the year. read more »