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Cornell Study Reveals That Workplace Labor Strikes Are Up 50% in 2022

“Post-pandemic, the workplace is still unsettled. From lockdowns to remote work, to the great resignation and now the great regret, employees have been through workplace whiplash.”

-- Andrew Crapuchettes, CEO of RedBalloon

(Moscow, Idaho) – According to Cornell University’s Labor Action Tracker, total workplace labor stoppages increased by 52% from 2021 to 2022, and the total number of approximate workers involved in work stoppages increased by 60% year over year, adding yet another data point to measure the growing workplace discontentment post-pandemic.

A recent survey by Gallup found that workplace discontentment is at an all-time high, while a study by Paychex found that over 80% of job switchers during the Great Resignation now regret their decision to switch jobs.

“Post-pandemic, the workplace is still unsettled,” said RedBalloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes, who was a pioneer in developing labor market data and analytics. “The discontent isn’t necessarily about compensation. Half of the job switchers in 2022 beat inflation with their job change, yet over 80% of them are still unhappy. From lockdowns to remote work, to the great resignation, and now the great regret, employees have been through workplace whiplash.”

“What we’re finding is that employees want fulfilling workplace culture, where they can be productive and appreciated for their work,” continued Crapuchettes. “Companies need to rediscover what productive workplace culture really is. The nine-to-five grind is not attractive to this generation.”

If you would like to interview Andrew Crapuchettes, contact Isaac Lopez at (208) 997 – 8013 or


RedBalloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes is a longtime business leader, entrepreneur, and innovator in the technology industry. He has founded several successful tech-focused companies and is widely considered a global pioneer in the development and use of labor market data analytics – an industry he helped found over 20 years ago. He served as the founding CEO of Emsi (now Lightcast) - which brought market-changing innovations to how higher education, corporations, and governments approach the labor market.

In 2021, Andrew founded RedBalloon, which has quickly become America’s largest connectors of employers and job seekers who prioritize workplace culture. Crapuchettes’ is a frequent presenter at technology and business conferences, and a frequent guest on business and technology news and influencer podcasts.

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