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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

CES Strike Report

 Summary of strike activity during CES survey reference pay period, September 2023 (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


1,700 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; New Brunswick, NJ United Steelworkers (USW) General medical and surgical hospitals 6221 8/4/2023 -


16,000 Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers; Nationwide Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Motion picture and video production, Broadcasting and content providers 51211, 516 7/14/2023 -


2,200 University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI Graduate Employees' Organization Private junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools GVT.: 6113* 3/29/2023 8/27/2023
1,400 Wabtec; Erie, PA United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America  Railroad rolling stock and other transportation equipment manufacturing 3369 6/22/2023 9/4/2023
1,800 Los Angeles and Orange County Hotels; Anaheim, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA UNITE HERE Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels 72111 7/20/2023 ^

Total on strike


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.  

- Not applicable.

*CES Industry Code 90-921611: State government education

^Ending date of the strike is unclear, but CES research indicated that workers returned by the pay period which includes September 12th.

Strike Report release dates

Understanding strikes in CES estimates

Strikes occurring during CES survey reference period, 1990-present


Last Modified Date: September 29, 2023