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Feds undercount strikes, study finds

By CRYSTAL LEWIS clewis@thechiefleader.com
Posted 3/2/22

There were 265 work stoppages across the country last year, 14 times more than what was reported by the Federal government, according to recent findings by Cornell University’s School for Industrial and Labor Relations.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics only documents work stoppages that involved at least 1,000 workers and lasted at least one shift. The vast majority of work actions were therefore not included in BLS’s data.

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