2020

2020 filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in 2020. 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 2020 1,284 petitions for new units were filed, a -24.56% decrease from the previous year The median size was 20 with a total of 73,489 workers across all units, a -18.86% decrease from the previous year

NationalTotal Units FiledChange in UnitsTotal WorkersChange in Total WorkersMedian Unit SizeChange in Median Unit
Uncoded441-20221,368-28.86%18.00.00%
Teamsters193-307,019-11.10%18.05.55%
SEIU83-126,619-13.32%19.035.52%
IAM71-522,318-45.51%12.00.00%
IUOE59-27972-35.52%10.05.55%
UFCW52-53,50615.54%34.031.08%
IBEW43-271,436-21.09%10.0-33.30%
AFSCME27-51,93025.53%37.018.87%
UAW27-102,163-73.26%41.0-67.71%
CWA2310461-9.99%11.0-69.93%
NewsGuild2111591-25.53%20.0-54.39%
USW20-92,180-38.85%64.5-18.87%
SPFPA19564517.76%27.054.39%
LIUNA171353-56.61%16.0-53.28%
UA167619-47.73%16.0-33.30%
ATU13-3408-45.51%25.031.08%
OPEIU133391-38.85%14.0-73.26%
AFT11-61,49731.08%33.0-42.18%
RWDSU11-56,690549.45%21.0-58.83%
IATSE9-11563-34.41%45.0199.80%
ILWU84325193.14%19.0-31.08%
United Federation LEOS-PBA84342210.90%37.061.05%
BCTGM712,0931,497.39%99.0518.37%
IFPTE771,077-34.0-
NNU7-42,5208.88%82.0-45.51%
Other7692674.37%10.0-97.68%
IUJAT526293.24%11.056.61%
IUPAT53127176.49%26.013.32%
NAGE501,334273.06%54.0-27.75%
UNITE HERE5-20458-89.91%29.0-52.17%
WU5-127452.17%44.083.25%
Ironworkers40847.77%12.0-35.52%
Multiple4-7140-83.25%23.0-25.53%
NATCA4-219-24.42%4.512.21%
SAG-AFTRA42177-13.32%37.0-63.27%
UWUA4187335.22%23.5194.25%
NYSNA31330499.50%103.0274.17%
SMART3-117244.40%8.059.94%
UE31499-9.99%113.0-58.83%
FCGOA2058-69.93%29.0-69.93%
IBB20109251.97%54.5251.97%
NEA211241,966.92%62.0933.51%
NUHW2-9169-43.29%84.5225.33%
PASNAP2251-25.5-
BAC1018199.80%18.0199.80%
ILA1-36-92.13%6.0-52.17%
IUEC1-127-23.31%27.054.39%
SSOBA108325.53%83.025.53%
TWU119-9.0-
UBC1-639-94.35%39.0-45.51%
UGSOA1-621-95.46%21.0-18.87%
ACOPS0-10-0.0-
AFM0-30-0.0-
APWU0-10-0.0-
AWPPU0-10-0.0-
IAFF0-20-0.0-
IWW0-20-0.0-
Insulators0-30-0.0-
NLJSP0-30-0.0-
PATCO0-50-0.0-
UMWA0-20-0.0-
URSO0-10-0.0-
USPOA0-20-0.0-
UWA0-10-0.0-

Closed Elections by Union #

In 2020 1,212 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 46.29% closed with a certification order, creating 561 total new units. This was a -35.44% decrease from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 27,889 workers, which is a -35.98% decrease from the previous year The median bargaining unit has 18 workers.

NationalTotal Units ClosedChange in ClosedUnits WonTotal Workers AddedMedian Successful Unit
Uncoded442-206482,09218.0
Teamsters183-461113,84617.0
SEIU75-19574,27417.0
IAM63-60491,21313.0
IUOE54-32395368.0
UFCW46-5261,35931.5
IBEW43-28253917.0
AFSCME24-5181,11122.0
UAW24-131692233.0
CWA205142659.5
USW19-111099634.0
NewsGuild1881752224.0
SPFPA1871329315.0
ATU14-21025923.0
LIUNA14-368411.5
UA12159417.0
UNITE HERE10-12541525.0
OPEIU90731216.0
IATSE8-13736736.0
Other8851,42610.0
AFT7-10512020.0
IFPTE77311534.0
RWDSU7-11511121.0
BCTGM60366899.0
NNU6-452,496151.0
ILWU50510220.0
IUPAT5327437.0
NAGE5-231,12754.0
SMART50212864.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA5-2316746.0
WU502213106.5
IUJAT4145110.5
Multiple4-524623.0
FCGOA31322742.0
Ironworkers30133.0
NATCA3-33155.0
NUHW3-7319569.0
NYSNA31211859.0
SAG-AFTRA30312522.0
UWUA3022914.5
IBB2-119898.0
ILA2-114545.0
NEA21212462.0
AWPPU111142142.0
BAC10000.0
IUEC10000.0
PASNAP1112929.0
SSOBA1118383.0
TWU11199.0
UBC1-813939.0
UE1-11380380.0
UGSOA1-512626.0
URSO11177.0
ACOPS0-1000.0
AFM0-3000.0
APWU0-1000.0
IAFF0-2000.0
IWW0-2000.0
Insulators0-5000.0
NLJSP0-3000.0
PATCO0-5000.0
UMWA0-2000.0
USPOA0-2000.0
UWA0-1000.0

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