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Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics collects data about unions on strike — and last year there were more than usual.

Twenty-three major work stoppages began in the year while others continued from before 2022. In the past two decades, there are usually only 16 such stoppages per year. A major work stoppage involves 1,000 or more workers and lasts at least one shift during the work week.

Here’s a look at the biggest strikes of 2022 — according to the total number of idle workdays from everyone participating — including why workers took a stand and what happened after.

1. IBEW at Charter Communications

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Cumulative days…

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