2016

2016 filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in 2016. As a reminder, we are only showing filings and closures related to single union elections (rare multi-union elections are excluded).

Filings by Union #

In 2016 1,867 petitions for new units were filed, a -10.28% decrease from the previous year The median size was 23 with a total of 112,938 workers across all units, a -11.20% decrease from the previous year

National Total Units Filed Change in Units Total Workers Change in Total Workers Median Unit Size Change in Median Unit
Uncoded 651 -129 0 - 0.0 -
Teamsters 260 -64 10,279 -19.98% 19.0 -13.32%
SEIU 163 29 12,302 -9.99% 33.0 -25.53%
IAM 109 9 5,694 8.88% 12.0 -25.53%
UFCW 104 17 7,160 33.30% 29.5 2.22%
IBEW 92 -21 4,909 44.40% 18.0 12.21%
IUOE 82 -16 1,349 -22.20% 11.0 28.86%
USW 50 0 2,796 -38.85% 26.0 -33.30%
LIUNA 25 -5 1,208 -9.99% 26.0 36.63%
AFSCME 21 -9 2,873 37.74% 77.0 119.88%
UNITE HERE 20 9 1,291 8.88% 36.0 -37.74%
RWDSU 19 7 715 -5.55% 22.0 -16.65%
SPFPA 19 1 1,675 3.33% 53.0 28.86%
CWA 16 -3 1,072 -38.85% 25.5 -53.28%
UAW 16 -2 6,238 133.20% 69.0 -44.40%
ATU 15 1 660 -27.75% 30.0 -47.73%
SMART 15 5 815 25.53% 18.0 -65.49%
NAGE 14 9 1,089 543.90% 63.0 103.23%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 13 8 541 248.64% 27.0 107.67%
AFT 12 -2 871 -51.06% 36.5 -41.07%
NNU 11 7 2,131 53.28% 56.0 -32.19%
NUHW 11 6 2,017 210.90% 117.0 234.21%
IATSE 8 -6 353 -17.76% 46.0 148.74%
UGSOA 8 -5 332 -59.94% 33.0 9.99%
ILWU 7 4 171 47.73% 17.0 -5.55%
IUJAT 7 -7 82 -76.59% 6.0 -54.39%
Multiple 7 2 423 -51.06% 55.0 5.55%
NewsGuild 7 4 267 132.09% 22.0 -36.63%
OPEIU 7 -4 475 -44.40% 11.0 -87.69%
PASNAP 7 0 2,205 53.28% 271.0 207.57%
SAG-AFTRA 6 3 292 430.68% 21.5 65.49%
UE 6 2 658 92.13% 21.5 -74.37%
IUPAT 5 1 160 99.90% 15.0 -28.86%
TWU 5 1 382 76.59% 39.0 -6.66%
UBC 5 -11 140 -97.68% 28.0 -3.33%
Ironworkers 4 -1 110 -68.82% 27.0 -53.28%
UA 4 -8 83 -81.03% 15.0 -3.33%
UWA 4 -1 102 -27.75% 25.0 92.13%
UWUA 4 0 138 22.20% 30.0 106.56%
AFM 3 2 164 8,099.67% 57.0 2,749.47%
BCTGM 3 -6 380 -29.97% 170.0 553.89%
NYSNA 3 0 444 126.54% 46.0 21.09%
USPOA 3 1 21 -55.50% 8.0 -65.49%
FCGOA 2 1 140 1,173.27% 70.0 536.13%
NLJSP 2 0 82 241.98% 41.0 241.98%
SSOBA 2 -1 49 4.44% 24.5 36.63%
URSO 2 2 57 - 28.5 -
APWU 1 1 26 - 26.0 -
BAC 1 1 110 - 110.0 -
IBB 1 -4 43 -69.93% 43.0 153.18%
IFPTE 1 0 14 133.20% 14.0 133.20%
ILA 1 -1 40 -4.44% 40.0 91.02%
NABET 1 -3 2 -97.68% 2.0 -84.36%
NATCA 1 -2 3 -81.03% 3.0 -39.96%
WU 1 -5 121 -77.70% 121.0 105.45%
ACOPS 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
AWPPU 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
IAFF 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
IUEC 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
Insulators 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
NEA 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
Other 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
UMWA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UNAP 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
USCSO 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
USOA 0 -17 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In 2016 1,883 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 49.39% closed with a certification order, creating 930 total new units. This was a -8.55% decrease from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 49,732 workers, which is a -2.62% decrease from the previous year The median bargaining unit has 20 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 663 -152 81 0 20.0
Teamsters 277 -72 172 5,839 16.0
SEIU 164 15 138 8,372 34.0
IAM 104 3 78 1,782 11.0
UFCW 101 12 53 3,373 29.0
IBEW 85 -39 49 1,887 13.0
IUOE 81 -23 65 989 11.0
USW 50 -3 34 1,367 24.0
LIUNA 24 -3 13 426 14.0
AFSCME 22 -8 16 2,099 49.5
UAW 21 1 9 616 60.0
RWDSU 20 11 15 473 15.0
SPFPA 20 -1 18 1,286 30.5
ATU 17 4 14 428 28.0
CWA 16 0 12 734 33.5
NAGE 15 9 10 534 17.0
SMART 14 3 8 436 17.5
United Federation LEOS-PBA 13 10 10 326 15.0
AFT 12 -4 12 903 28.0
UNITE HERE 12 0 10 1,463 46.0
UGSOA 11 -1 6 477 49.0
IUJAT 10 -1 10 167 8.0
NUHW 10 3 10 1,744 104.0
PASNAP 10 7 8 3,099 351.0
Multiple 7 1 7 423 55.0
NNU 7 3 6 537 47.5
OPEIU 7 -11 6 469 39.0
BCTGM 6 -2 1 10 10.0
IATSE 6 -10 1 5 5.0
ILWU 6 2 6 120 14.5
IUPAT 5 1 2 36 18.0
Ironworkers 5 -1 4 219 27.0
NewsGuild 5 0 4 216 32.0
TWU 5 1 4 230 36.5
UBC 5 -12 4 3,369 49.0
UE 5 0 5 635 20.0
SAG-AFTRA 4 0 4 128 20.0
UWUA 4 1 3 140 34.0
IBB 3 0 2 26 13.0
NEA 3 1 3 276 83.0
NYSNA 3 0 2 66 33.0
UA 3 -9 0 0 0.0
UWA 3 -1 1 15 15.0
WU 3 -2 1 121 121.0
AFM 2 1 2 73 36.5
FCGOA 2 0 2 140 70.0
NATCA 2 0 1 4 4.0
URSO 2 2 1 34 34.0
USPOA 2 0 2 11 5.5
APWU 1 1 1 26 26.0
IFPTE 1 -1 1 14 14.0
ILA 1 -1 0 0 0.0
NABET 1 -3 1 2 2.0
NLJSP 1 -1 1 10 10.0
Other 1 -1 1 104 104.0
ACOPS 0 -2 0 0 0.0
AWPPU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
BAC 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IAFF 0 -3 0 0 0.0
IUEC 0 -1 0 0 0.0
Insulators 0 -4 0 0 0.0
SSOBA 0 -3 0 0 0.0
UMWA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
UNAP 0 -1 0 0 0.0
USCSO 0 -1 0 0 0.0
USOA 0 -17 0 0 0.0

Data last updated on: Jun 29 2022 02:39 UTC