CES Strike Report

Summary of strike activity during CES survey reference pay period, April 2015 (includes strikes of 1,000 workers or more)
Strike
Status
Number of workers Firm(s) and
Locations
Labor
organization(s)
Industry NAICS Code Beginning
date
Ending
date

Continued  

 2,600
BP Plc; BP-Husky Refining, LLC; LyondellBasell Industries, NV; Marathon Petroleum Corp.; IN, OH, TX United Steelworkers Petroleum refineries,
Petroleum Nondurable Goods
32411,
4247
2/1/2015*
--

Ended

 3,700
Marathon Petroleum Corp.; Motiva Enterprises, LLC; Shell Oil Co; Tesoro Corp.; CA, KY, LA, TX, WA United Steelworkers Petroleum refineries,
Petroleum Nondurable Goods
32411,
4247
2/1/2015*
**

Total on strike

  
2,600


* An initial group of workers went on strike on February 1; additional workers joined the strike on February 8 and on February 21-22; over 150 workers had returned to work by the end of February.

** Workers returned to work between March 23 and April 6, 2015. A Master industry agreement was reached on March 12, 2015, but workers remain on strike pending the resolution of local issues and contract ratification.


Notes:

The data in this report relate to workers directly involved in large strikes who were idle during the entire pay period which includes the 12th of the month. While these figures provide an indicator of the expected impact of large strikes on CES estimates of employment for the current month, they should be used with caution as they are preliminary and possibly incomplete. Also, no adjustments are made for the use of replacement workers. Data are assembled from a variety of sources.

This report is normally released the Friday before each Employment Situation news release.

The impact of strikes on current employment statistics

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Last Modified Date: May 1, 2015