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Work Stoppages
Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, February 2015
Organizations involved and location Industry Industry Code (1) Beginning date Ending date Number of lost workdays this month (2) Number of lost workdays, cumulative for this work stoppage (3) Number of workers (4) Days idle this month (5) Days idle, cumulative for this work stoppage (6)

FairPoint Communications,
ME, NH, VT,
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals 2320, 2326, and 2327, Communications Workers of America Local 1400
(Private Industry)

Wired Telecommunications Carriers
517110
10/17/2014
2/19/2015
13
84
1,700
22,100
142,800

Royal Dutch Shell Oil (7),
CA, IN, KY, LA, OH, TX, WA,
United Steelworkers Union
(Private Industry) (8)

Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
211111
2/1/2015
19
19
6,600
98,800
98,800

Stoppages beginning in month (10):

1
6,600
98,800

Stoppages in effect in month:

2
8,300
120,900

Footnotes:
(1) Industry code is from the 2012 NAICS (North American Industry Classification System).
(2) The length of the work stoppage during the month as measured in weekdays, Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and Federal holidays.
(3) The cumulative length of the work stoppage as measured in weekdays, Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and Federal holidays.
(4) The BLS rounds figures to the nearest 100. Companies and unions may have rounded the figures before providing BLS the data.
(5) Days idle during this month is measured by multiplying the number of lost workdays this month by the number of workers involved in the work stoppage.
(6) Cumulative days idle is measured by multiplying the cumulative number of lost workdays by the number of workers involved in the work stoppage.
(7) Royal Dutch Shell Oil company is representing other organizations involved in the work stoppage including British Petroleum, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, LyondellBassell, Marathon Oil Corporation, Motiva Enterprises, and Tesoro Corporation.
(8) On 2/1/2015 the work stoppage involved 3,800 workers. An additional 1,400 workers joined the work stoppage on 2/7/2015. Another 1,400 workers joined the work stoppage on 2/21/2015.
(9) Ongoing work stoppage.
(10) The work stoppage involving the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union was not included based on the stoppage not lasting at least one full shift within the work week.

 

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Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016