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 -10.24% decrease from the previous year The median size was 23 with a total of 112,938 workers across all units, a -11.17% decrease from the previous year

NationalTotal Units FiledChange in UnitsTotal WorkersChange in Total WorkersMedian Unit SizeChange in Median Unit
Uncoded652-1280-0.0-
Teamsters260-6410,279-19.98%19.0-13.32%
SEIU1632912,302-9.99%33.0-25.53%
IAM10995,6948.88%12.0-25.53%
UFCW104187,16034.41%29.52.22%
IBEW92-214,90944.40%18.012.21%
IUOE82-161,349-22.20%11.028.86%
USW49-12,772-38.85%26.0-33.30%
LIUNA25-51,208-9.99%26.036.63%
AFSCME21-92,87337.74%77.0119.88%
UNITE HERE2091,2918.88%36.0-37.74%
RWDSU197715-5.55%22.0-16.65%
SPFPA1911,6753.33%53.028.86%
CWA16-31,072-38.85%25.5-53.28%
UAW16-26,238133.20%69.0-44.40%
ATU151660-27.75%30.0-47.73%
SMART15581525.53%18.0-65.49%
NAGE1491,089543.90%63.0103.23%
United Federation LEOS-PBA138541248.64%27.0107.67%
AFT12-2871-51.06%36.5-41.07%
NNU1172,13153.28%56.0-32.19%
NUHW1162,017210.90%117.0234.21%
IATSE8-6353-17.76%46.0148.74%
UGSOA8-5332-59.94%33.09.99%
ILWU7417147.73%17.0-5.55%
IUJAT7-782-76.59%6.0-54.39%
Multiple72423-51.06%55.05.55%
NewsGuild74267132.09%22.0-36.63%
OPEIU7-4475-44.40%11.0-87.69%
PASNAP702,20553.28%271.0207.57%
SAG-AFTRA63292430.68%21.565.49%
UE6265892.13%21.5-74.37%
IUPAT5116099.90%15.0-28.86%
TWU5138276.59%39.0-6.66%
UBC5-11140-97.68%28.0-3.33%
Ironworkers4-1110-68.82%27.0-53.28%
UA4-883-81.03%15.0-3.33%
UWA4-1102-27.75%25.092.13%
UWUA4013822.20%30.0106.56%
AFM321648,099.67%57.02,749.47%
BCTGM3-6380-29.97%170.0553.89%
NYSNA30444126.54%46.021.09%
USPOA3121-55.50%8.0-65.49%
FCGOA211401,173.27%70.0536.13%
NLJSP2082241.98%41.0241.98%
SSOBA2-1494.44%24.536.63%
URSO2257-28.5-
APWU1126-26.0-
BAC11110-110.0-
IBB1-443-69.93%43.0153.18%
IFPTE1014133.20%14.0133.20%
ILA1-140-4.44%40.091.02%
NABET1-32-97.68%2.0-84.36%
NATCA1-23-81.03%3.0-39.96%
WU1-5121-77.70%121.0105.45%
ACOPS0-10-0.0-
AWPPU0-10-0.0-
IAFF0-10-0.0-
IUEC0-10-0.0-
Insulators0-20-0.0-
NEA0-30-0.0-
Other0-20-0.0-
UMWA0-10-0.0-
UNAP0-10-0.0-
USCSO0-10-0.0-
USOA0-170-0.0-

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.

NationalTotal Units ClosedChange in ClosedUnits WonTotal Workers AddedMedian Successful Unit
Uncoded664-15082020.0
Teamsters277-721725,83916.0
SEIU164151388,37234.0
IAM1043781,78211.0
UFCW10112533,37329.0
IBEW85-39491,88713.0
IUOE81-246598911.0
USW49-4331,34324.0
LIUNA24-31342614.0
AFSCME22-8162,09949.5
UAW211961660.0
RWDSU20111547315.0
SPFPA20-1181,28630.5
ATU1741442828.0
CWA1601273433.5
NAGE1591053417.0
SMART143843617.5
United Federation LEOS-PBA13101032615.0
AFT12-41290328.0
UNITE HERE120101,46346.0
UGSOA11-1647749.0
IUJAT10-1101678.0
NUHW103101,744104.0
PASNAP10783,099351.0
Multiple71742355.0
NNU73653747.5
OPEIU7-11646939.0
BCTGM6-211010.0
IATSE6-10155.0
ILWU62612014.5
IUPAT5123618.0
Ironworkers5-1421927.0
NewsGuild50421632.0
TWU51423036.5
UBC5-1243,36949.0
UE50563520.0
SAG-AFTRA40412820.0
UWUA41314034.0
IBB3022613.0
NEA31327683.0
NYSNA3026633.0
UA3-9000.0
UWA3-111515.0
WU3-21121121.0
AFM2127336.5
FCGOA20214070.0
NATCA20144.0
URSO2213434.0
USPOA202115.5
APWU1112626.0
IFPTE1-111414.0
ILA1-1000.0
NABET1-3122.0
NLJSP1-111010.0
Other1-11104104.0
ACOPS0-2000.0
AWPPU0-1000.0
BAC0-1000.0
IAFF0-3000.0
IUEC0-1000.0
Insulators0-4000.0
SSOBA0-3000.0
UMWA0-1000.0
UNAP0-1000.0
USCSO0-1000.0
USOA0-17000.0

Data last updated on: Jan 23, 2022 01:34 EST