4th Quarter

2020, 4th Quarter filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in the 4th quarter of 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 the 4th quarter of 2020 265 petitions for new units were filed, a -20.90% decrease from the previous quarter The median size was 21 with a total of 18,436 workers across all units, a 8.70% increase 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 86 -26 3,216 -32.19% 19.5 14.43%
Teamsters 34 -30 1,022 -54.39% 20.0 14.43%
IUOE 20 6 228 -12.21% 7.5 -37.74%
IAM 19 2 631 36.63% 17.0 13.32%
SEIU 16 -3 1,909 53.28% 23.0 64.38%
UFCW 9 -2 861 56.61% 46.0 15.54%
AFSCME 7 2 423 75.48% 37.0 54.39%
IBEW 7 -5 233 46.62% 6.0 -25.53%
CWA 6 3 161 600.51% 25.0 257.52%
USW 6 1 1,067 95.46% 85.5 47.73%
AFT 5 4 181 -84.36% 24.0 -97.68%
OPEIU 5 2 105 31.08% 14.0 -12.21%
LIUNA 4 -2 160 41.07% 44.5 134.31%
UAW 4 -4 329 -68.82% 59.0 -1.11%
NNU 3 1 697 868.02% 90.0 149.85%
RWDSU 3 0 6,182 12,021.30% 16.0 45.51%
SPFPA 3 -6 70 -78.81% 27.0 -3.33%
UA 3 -1 49 -59.94% 13.0 -53.28%
ATU 2 -2 45 -65.49% 22.5 -13.32%
IFPTE 2 1 59 637.14% 29.5 268.62%
ILWU 2 1 23 1,050.06% 11.5 475.08%
Multiple 2 1 113 527.25% 56.5 214.23%
NewsGuild 2 -1 54 -67.71% 27.0 -23.31%
SAG-AFTRA 2 0 136 231.99% 68.0 231.99%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 2 1 74 -23.31% 37.0 -62.16%
BCTGM 1 -3 187 -89.91% 187.0 -37.74%
IATSE 1 0 65 306.36% 65.0 306.36%
IUJAT 1 1 11 - 11.0 -
IUPAT 1 0 48 269.73% 48.0 269.73%
Ironworkers 1 -1 8 -63.27% 8.0 -27.75%
NATCA 1 0 4 0.00% 4.0 0.00%
PASNAP 1 1 22 - 22.0 -
UE 1 1 6 - 6.0 -
UGSOA 1 1 21 - 21.0 -
UWUA 1 0 23 -34.41% 23.0 -34.41%
WU 1 0 13 -69.93% 13.0 -69.93%
FCGOA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
IBB 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
NAGE 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
Other 0 -7 0 - 0.0 -
TWU 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UNITE HERE 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In the 4th quarter of 2020 334 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 44.91% closed with a certification order, creating 150 total new units. This was a -14.77% decrease from the previous quarter in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 8,657 workers, which is a -18.54% decrease from the previous quarter The median bargaining unit has 18 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 103 -7 11 554 9.0
Teamsters 60 7 39 1,814 22.0
IAM 26 9 22 756 16.5
IUOE 18 0 12 200 8.5
SEIU 15 -11 9 1,331 9.0
IBEW 14 5 7 51 6.0
UAW 8 1 5 426 52.0
LIUNA 7 3 2 54 27.0
Other 7 6 4 895 9.0
SPFPA 7 2 3 68 20.0
USW 7 3 4 618 41.0
ATU 6 2 4 130 26.0
AFSCME 5 -3 2 42 21.0
BCTGM 5 4 2 569 284.5
CWA 5 2 2 17 8.5
UFCW 5 -14 2 49 24.5
SAG-AFTRA 3 3 3 125 22.0
SMART 3 3 2 128 64.0
UA 3 -1 0 0 0.0
IFPTE 2 -2 1 34 34.0
Multiple 2 0 2 46 23.0
NNU 2 1 1 60 60.0
NewsGuild 2 -8 1 128 128.0
OPEIU 2 -1 2 18 9.0
RWDSU 2 -1 1 3 3.0
UNITE HERE 2 -1 1 315 315.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 2 2 1 97 97.0
AFT 1 -1 0 0 0.0
FCGOA 1 0 1 16 16.0
IBB 1 0 0 0 0.0
ILWU 1 1 1 2 2.0
IUEC 1 1 0 0 0.0
IUPAT 1 -1 1 48 48.0
Ironworkers 1 0 0 0 0.0
NAGE 1 -2 1 54 54.0
NYSNA 1 -1 0 0 0.0
TWU 1 1 1 9 9.0
WU 1 1 0 0 0.0
BAC 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IATSE 0 -5 0 0 0.0
NATCA 0 -3 0 0 0.0
NUHW 0 -1 0 0 0.0
SSOBA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
UWUA 0 -2 0 0 0.0

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