More Union Strikes in Q4 than in Previous Decade

The data is in. More union strikes occurred in the fourth quarter of 2021 than at any time in the previous decade. Strikes have increased each quarter since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. I’m not surprised. The labor climate is changing. The combination of the Great Resignation and President Biden’s overwhelmingly pro-union labor agenda, newly appointed pro-union NLRB General Counsel and Board Members, as well as the pro-union (and union card carrying) Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, have aggressively sought ways to change labor laws to benefit unions. This has emboldened labor groups to also be more aggressive in their demands from employers and tactics to increase union membership.