4th Quarter

2018, 4th Quarter filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in the 4th quarter of 2018. 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 2018 329 petitions for new units were filed, a -7.06% decrease from the previous quarter The median size was 23 with a total of 20,472 workers across all units, a -30.74% 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 110 -26 6,093 -54.39% 20.0 2.22%
Teamsters 52 -7 2,304 8.88% 19.0 46.62%
IUOE 25 7 563 155.40% 10.0 43.29%
SEIU 23 4 2,666 74.37% 36.0 -16.65%
IBEW 17 5 528 26.64% 22.0 83.25%
IAM 12 -9 211 -83.25% 18.0 -64.38%
UFCW 11 -3 614 -14.43% 24.0 36.63%
AFSCME 5 0 244 -22.20% 8.0 -89.91%
NNU 5 3 1,311 54.39% 23.0 -94.35%
UAW 5 -7 1,329 -63.27% 250.0 281.94%
AFT 4 2 532 183.15% 113.5 21.09%
ATU 4 1 317 78.81% 83.0 277.50%
IATSE 4 2 317 1,764.90% 81.5 859.14%
RWDSU 4 1 643 -55.50% 55.5 -7.77%
USW 4 -2 186 -71.04% 42.5 -51.06%
CWA 3 0 97 -82.14% 32.0 27.75%
Insulators 3 3 169 - 53.0 -
SAG-AFTRA 3 1 96 966.81% 5.0 11.10%
SPFPA 3 0 232 -16.65% 73.0 247.53%
UGSOA 3 1 80 116.55% 15.0 -18.87%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 3 3 313 - 94.0 -
FCGOA 2 2 87 - 43.5 -
IUPAT 2 0 20 -44.40% 10.0 -44.40%
Multiple 2 2 74 - 37.0 -
OPEIU 2 -1 87 49.95% 43.5 107.67%
UA 2 0 34 -26.64% 17.0 -26.64%
UBC 2 1 90 290.82% 45.0 95.46%
UNITE HERE 2 1 244 1,777.11% 122.0 838.05%
WU 2 2 332 - 166.0 -
ILA 1 1 18 - 18.0 -
IUJAT 1 0 7 -12.21% 7.0 -12.21%
IWW 1 1 25 - 25.0 -
LIUNA 1 -2 5 -99.90% 5.0 -98.79%
NAGE 1 1 89 - 89.0 -
NYSNA 1 0 268 6,600.06% 268.0 6,600.06%
NewsGuild 1 0 80 -12.21% 80.0 -12.21%
PASNAP 1 1 63 - 63.0 -
SMART 1 -2 12 -91.02% 12.0 -76.59%
UWUA 1 1 92 - 92.0 -
APWU 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
IBB 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
IFPTE 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
ILWU 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
Ironworkers 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
NUHW 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In the 4th quarter of 2018 369 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 49.86% closed with a certification order, creating 184 total new units. This was a -4.66% decrease from the previous quarter in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 12,856 workers, which is a 40.10% increase from the previous quarter The median bargaining unit has 24 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 131 -10 22 941 24.0
Teamsters 54 7 37 1,099 13.0
SEIU 27 2 19 1,852 44.0
IUOE 23 2 18 458 11.0
UFCW 16 3 7 225 17.0
IAM 15 -13 11 549 18.0
IBEW 15 1 9 139 8.0
AFSCME 10 10 7 578 82.0
UAW 9 2 7 3,063 197.0
ATU 7 6 6 437 65.5
NNU 6 6 4 1,414 423.5
AFT 5 3 4 296 64.0
USW 5 -2 3 217 77.0
RWDSU 4 4 1 50 50.0
SAG-AFTRA 4 4 2 10 5.0
SPFPA 4 -3 2 84 42.0
UGSOA 4 1 4 96 15.5
OPEIU 3 1 2 86 43.0
CWA 2 -1 0 0 0.0
IATSE 2 -3 2 163 81.5
ILWU 2 1 1 70 70.0
IUPAT 2 0 2 20 10.0
Multiple 2 2 2 74 37.0
NewsGuild 2 1 2 171 85.5
UNITE HERE 2 -3 1 127 127.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 2 2 1 24 24.0
FCGOA 1 1 1 78 78.0
IBB 1 0 1 105 105.0
ILA 1 1 1 18 18.0
IUJAT 1 -1 1 7 7.0
IWW 1 0 1 25 25.0
Insulators 1 1 0 0 0.0
NYSNA 1 0 1 268 268.0
PASNAP 1 1 1 63 63.0
UBC 1 -2 0 0 0.0
UWUA 1 1 0 0 0.0
WU 1 1 1 49 49.0
APWU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IFPTE 0 -3 0 0 0.0
Ironworkers 0 -2 0 0 0.0
LIUNA 0 -5 0 0 0.0
NAGE 0 -3 0 0 0.0
NATCA 0 -2 0 0 0.0
NUHW 0 -3 0 0 0.0
SMART 0 -1 0 0 0.0
UA 0 -3 0 0 0.0
USPOA 0 -1 0 0 0.0

Data last updated on: Sep 25 2022 03:03 UTC