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Are more people actually striking?

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

You ungrateful bastards! I give you an unpaid internship! Allow you to learn the journalism business and benefit from my over 80 years of experience running a major US new media empire and this is how you repay me! You miserable scum-sucking leaches.


Just forget about ever receiving health insurance from me. Don't let the door hit you on the way out jackass.


The U.S. Lost 4.1 Million Days of Work Last Month to Strikes

Even before the UAW walkout, the number of days lost to work stoppages had risen to its highest level in more than two decades


By Peter Santilli, WSJ

Sept. 16, 2023


The United Auto Workers union’s walkout at three factories comes as American workers are striking at a pace not seen in nearly a quarter-century.


Last month, large stoppages from strikes resulted in 4.1 million missed days of work, according to the Labor Department. That preliminary estimate was the biggest monthly total since August 2000.


The recent surge has been fueled in part by Hollywood actors who in July joined writers on strike. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has roughly 160,000 members. The Writers Guild of America has about 11,500.


Labor activism has been on the rise in other sectors. Some standoffs have led to stoppages, while others have been resolved with unions negotiating higher pay and better benefits from employers that have struggled to fill openings in a tight labor market.


Over the past 30 years, the United Auto Workers has been involved in more than 60 work stoppages including 1,000 workers or more. The union represents employees in industries other than auto manufacturing.



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