4th Quarter

2017, 4th Quarter filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in the 4th quarter of 2017. 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 the 4th quarter of 2017 387 petitions for new units were filed, a -25.43% decrease from the previous quarter The median size was 20 with a total of 22,331 workers across all units, a -17.95% decrease from the previous quarter

National Total Units Filed Change in Units Total Workers Change in Total Workers Median Unit Size Change in Median Unit
Uncoded 131 -37 4,831 -17.76% 15.0 -18.87%
Teamsters 64 -1 2,531 8.88% 22.0 15.54%
SEIU 31 -16 2,566 -8.88% 35.0 25.53%
IUOE 22 -3 254 -6.66% 7.0 -22.20%
IBEW 17 -9 1,256 71.04% 29.0 75.48%
IAM 15 -16 516 -56.61% 11.0 -35.52%
UFCW 15 -6 1,243 43.29% 43.0 258.63%
CWA 10 9 1,082 1,157.73% 115.0 33.30%
USW 10 -1 639 -51.06% 23.5 -71.04%
UNITE HERE 7 4 1,159 1,071.15% 69.0 97.68%
AFSCME 6 -10 210 -74.37% 18.0 -2.22%
IFPTE 5 2 372 389.61% 38.0 73.26%
UAW 4 -4 2,202 -53.28% 263.5 48.84%
ATU 3 -1 161 59.94% 37.0 29.97%
NAGE 3 1 419 47.73% 86.0 -38.85%
NNU 3 -3 207 -91.02% 43.0 -86.58%
UGSOA 3 -3 42 -68.82% 13.0 -43.29%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 3 -2 71 -69.93% 12.0 -59.94%
AFT 2 -2 364 349.65% 182.0 727.05%
IUPAT 2 2 29 - 14.5 -
LIUNA 2 0 76 -17.76% 38.0 -17.76%
NABET 2 1 127 2,016.87% 63.5 957.93%
NUHW 2 -4 64 -75.48% 32.0 56.61%
NewsGuild 2 1 463 465.09% 231.5 182.04%
RWDSU 2 -12 44 -72.15% 22.0 132.09%
SPFPA 2 -4 68 -36.63% 34.0 172.05%
UA 2 2 18 - 9.0 -
URSO 2 2 39 - 19.5 -
WU 2 2 353 - 176.5 -
BCTGM 1 -1 39 -68.82% 39.0 -36.63%
FCGOA 1 0 15 -88.80% 15.0 -88.80%
IATSE 1 -1 7 -49.95% 7.0 0.00%
IBB 1 -2 49 -88.80% 49.0 -68.82%
IUJAT 1 -1 41 -64.38% 41.0 -28.86%
IWW 1 -1 19 -45.51% 19.0 8.88%
Insulators 1 0 12 -88.80% 12.0 -88.80%
Multiple 1 -1 247 1,199.91% 247.0 2,499.72%
NEA 1 0 45 220.89% 45.0 220.89%
NYSNA 1 1 277 - 277.0 -
Other 1 1 27 - 27.0 -
UE 1 1 111 - 111.0 -
UMWA 1 0 36 -34.41% 36.0 -34.41%
AWPPU 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
IAFF 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
ILWU 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
Ironworkers 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
NATCA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
OPEIU 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -
PASNAP 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
SMART 0 -6 0 - 0.0 -
SSOBA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UBC 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
USCSO 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In the 4th quarter of 2017 442 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 52.71% closed with a certification order, creating 233 total new units. This was a -4.90% decrease from the previous quarter in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 15,388 workers, which is a 22.15% increase from the previous quarter The median bargaining unit has 20 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 137 -33 19 1,008 32.0
Teamsters 62 -1 35 1,048 19.0
SEIU 42 -11 37 2,825 35.0
IUOE 30 12 21 226 7.0
IAM 25 0 19 639 10.0
IBEW 23 -1 14 241 10.5
UFCW 14 -6 8 537 49.5
AFSCME 12 5 11 606 19.0
UAW 8 -1 3 4,842 375.0
USW 8 0 6 135 23.5
NNU 6 1 5 522 91.0
SPFPA 6 1 5 92 9.0
UGSOA 6 3 5 89 10.0
IFPTE 5 4 5 162 32.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 4 2 3 134 12.0
ATU 3 1 2 25 12.5
LIUNA 3 -2 1 55 55.0
NABET 3 3 2 127 63.5
NUHW 3 -2 3 178 44.0
RWDSU 3 -11 2 22 11.0
SMART 3 -2 1 22 22.0
UBC 3 3 3 34 11.0
UNITE HERE 3 0 3 208 69.0
CWA 2 1 2 116 58.0
IATSE 2 -1 1 39 39.0
ILWU 2 0 2 20 10.0
Multiple 2 1 2 257 128.5
NAGE 2 1 2 238 119.0
NEA 2 2 1 23 23.0
AFT 1 -5 1 352 352.0
BAC 1 1 0 0 0.0
BCTGM 1 -1 0 0 0.0
FCGOA 1 -2 1 15 15.0
IBB 1 0 0 0 0.0
IUJAT 1 0 1 102 102.0
IWW 1 0 1 4 4.0
Insulators 1 0 1 107 107.0
Ironworkers 1 0 1 12 12.0
NYSNA 1 1 1 277 277.0
OPEIU 1 -3 0 0 0.0
Other 1 1 1 27 27.0
SAG-AFTRA 1 1 1 15 15.0
UA 1 -3 0 0 0.0
UE 1 0 0 0 0.0
UMWA 1 1 0 0 0.0
URSO 1 1 1 7 7.0
WU 1 1 0 0 0.0
AWPPU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IAFF 0 -2 0 0 0.0
ILA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IUPAT 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NATCA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NewsGuild 0 -1 0 0 0.0
PASNAP 0 -1 0 0 0.0
SSOBA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
USCSO 0 -2 0 0 0.0
UWA 0 -1 0 0 0.0

Data last updated on: Dec 2 2022 02:08 UTC