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Work Stoppages

Work Stoppages Home Page

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. 

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Latest Numbers

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

Beginning in the period 3(p) in Mar 2024 Historical Data

In effect in the period 3(p) in Mar 2024 Historical Data

Number of workers involved in work stoppages

Beginning in the period 8.0(p) in Mar 2024 Historical Data

In effect in the period 8.0(p) in Mar 2024 Historical Data

Days of idleness resulting from work stoppages

In effect in the period 25.0(p) in Mar 2024 Historical Data

As a percent of working time 0.00%(p,2) in Mar 2024 Historical Data

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Latest News Release

There are 33 major work stoppages beginning in 2023, idling 458,900 workers


In 2023, 33 major work stoppages began in the year and idled 458,900 workers. The education and health services sector accounted for the idling of 188,900 workers, or 41.2 percent of idled workers over the year.

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Major Work Stoppages for Annual 2024 is scheduled to be released in February 2025 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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The Economics Daily

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8 health care industry work stoppages began in 2022 and 6 began in January–September 2023

In the health care and social assistance industry there were 6 major work stoppages that began at some point from January 2023 through September 2023. More than 15,000 workers were idled due to these events. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Union Membership, Activity, and Compensation in 2022

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 »