Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-046-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1953

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Work stoppages historical file, 1952-1981 [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8156

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The Work Stoppage Historical File, 1953-1981 contains data for work stoppages that began in 1952 and continued into 1953, all work stoppages, private and public for 1953-1977, and all public work stoppages for 1978-1981. Variables for the 1953-1977 work stoppages data include case number (month, year and stoppage number), duration, beginning and ending dates, numbers of workers affected, number of days idle, major issues, contract status, state identification code, and major industrial code. Variables for the 1978-1981 data set 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 SMSA. The data are stored in card-image format in two files. The first file covering 1952-1977 consists of 129,627 records with 13 variables per record. The second file covering 1978-1981 consists of 2,157 records with 29 variables per record.

SUBJECT TERMS: civil violence. employment. labor force. labor movement. labor organizations. labor relations. occupations. states. strikes. unions. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas. United States.

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