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Labor Disputes, Strikes, and Lockouts: Home

Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Labor disputes


Sit-down strikes


Strikes and lockouts

Look for industry, occupation, or geographic location as subdivisions of this heading.

Spotlight Book

Print and Web Sources

The Encyclopedia of strikes in American history. Edited by Aaron Brenner, Benjamin Day, and Immanuel Ness. (Princeton only)

Print copy location: Firestone Library (F) Call number: HD5324 .E39 2009  [View Catalog Record]

The strike files of the U.S. Department of Justice.

20 reels of microfilm covering the years 1894-1920. Location: Firestone Microforms Services (Film) Call number: MICROFILM 09822

Guide to accompany microform compiled by Martin Schipper. Location: Firestone Microforms Services (FilmB) Call number: HD5324 .U547

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Kentucky’s 1931-32 Coal Miners’ Strike

University of Kentucky highlights archival material from the Herndon Evans papers on a site entitled “A Strike Against Starvation and Terror.”   

Data and Statistics, United States

Work Stoppages (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Statistics on the number of incidents involving 1,000+ workers, days of idleness, and workers monthly back to 1981 and annually back to 1947. Each month the program publishes current figures, taken from the Current Employment Statistics Survey, in Strike Report.

Also, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service offers continuing and ended work stoppages data (from the main menu bar, select "Resources," then "Documents and Data").  

Data and Statistics, International


Select Browse by subject, then in Yearly indicators, select Strikes and lockouts.