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.
In 2020, 8 major strikes and lockouts began in the year and idled 27,000 workers. Three work stoppages in the educational services industry idled 9,300 workers with a cumulative 56,500 days of idleness lasting a total of 19 workdays.
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There were 25 major work stoppages in 2019, each involving 1,000 workers or more and lasting at least one shift. That was the largest number of major work stoppages since 2001. Between 2010 and 2019 there were 154 work stoppages, an average of 15 stoppages a year. read more »