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Work Stoppages Historical File, 1953-1981 [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-07-12
Language
English
Free Keywords
collective bargaining; industry; labor disputes; labor force; labor movement; labor relations; labor strikes; labor unions; mediation; occupations; post-World War II period; United States
Description
  • Abstract

    This collection contains data on work stoppages in the United States from three time periods: work stoppages that began in 1952 and continued into 1953, all private and public work stoppages during 1953-1977, and all public work stoppages for 1978-1981. There are two data files. Variables for Part 1, 1952-1977, All Work Stoppages, include case number (month, year, and stoppage number), duration, beginning and ending dates, number of workers affected, number of days idle, major issues, contract status, state identification code, and major industrial code. Variables for Part 2, 1978-1981, All Public Work Stoppages, include case number, duration, beginning and ending dates, number of workers affected, number of days idle, major issues, contract status, union support, union code, occupational group, official recognition, industry code, employer units -- private and public, number of hours in usual work week, mediation, settlement of stoppage, issues -- disposition and remaining, presence or absence of violence, state, and Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA).
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1952-1977, All Work Stoppages
    • DS2: 1978-1981, All Public Work Stoppages
Temporal Coverage
  • 1952 / 1981
    Time period: 1952--1981
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8156 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • McConnell, Sheena. Cyclical Fluctuations in Strike Activity. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.44, (1), 130-143.1990.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2523434 (URL)
  • Skeels, Jack W., McGrath, Paul, Arshanapalli, Gangadha. The Importance of Strike Size in Strike Research. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.41, (4), 582-591.1988.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2523592 (URL)
  • Neumann, George R., Reder, Melvin W.. Output and Strike Activity in US Manufacturing: How Large Are the Losses?. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.37, (2), 197-211.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2522841 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics (1984): Work Stoppages Historical File, 1953-1981 [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08156.v1