2021

2021 filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in 2021. 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 2021 1,361 petitions for new units were filed, a 5.83% increase from the previous year The median size was 19 with a total of 80,367 workers across all units, a 8.77% increase from the previous year

National Total Units Filed Change in Units Total Workers Change in Total Workers Median Unit Size Change in Median Unit
Uncoded 424 -16 36,922 73.26% 16.0 -11.10%
Teamsters 202 9 7,035 0.00% 18.5 3.33%
SEIU 95 11 6,110 -7.77% 27.0 45.51%
UFCW 81 29 2,138 -38.85% 18.0 -46.62%
IUOE 74 15 1,371 41.07% 10.5 5.55%
IAM 50 -21 2,028 -12.21% 15.0 25.53%
IBEW 47 4 1,241 -13.32% 13.0 29.97%
CWA 26 3 1,149 148.74% 17.5 58.83%
AFSCME 25 -2 1,312 -32.19% 31.0 -16.65%
LIUNA 21 3 680 82.14% 18.0 8.88%
SPFPA 21 2 873 35.52% 32.0 18.87%
UAW 20 -7 1,747 -18.87% 69.0 68.82%
ATU 18 5 1,623 297.48% 16.0 -35.52%
UA 17 1 286 -53.28% 13.0 -18.87%
USW 17 -2 791 -63.27% 22.0 -68.82%
WU 17 12 792 188.70% 36.0 -17.76%
NewsGuild 15 -6 1,412 138.75% 46.0 129.87%
AFT 13 2 1,013 -32.19% 54.0 63.27%
IATSE 12 3 139 -75.48% 8.5 -81.03%
OPEIU 11 -2 511 31.08% 28.0 99.90%
IUPAT 9 4 248 95.46% 22.0 -15.54%
Multiple 9 5 789 463.98% 61.0 165.39%
NUHW 9 7 523 209.79% 36.0 -57.72%
BCTGM 8 1 153 -93.24% 5.0 -95.46%
UWUA 8 4 159 83.25% 9.0 -62.16%
NATCA 7 3 32 68.82% 5.0 11.10%
NNU 7 0 2,637 4.44% 172.0 109.89%
RWDSU 6 -5 557 -92.13% 39.0 85.47%
FCGOA 5 3 59 2.22% 10.0 -65.49%
ILWU 5 -3 91 -72.15% 20.0 5.55%
Insulators 5 5 76 - 13.0 -
NAGE 5 0 120 -91.02% 29.0 -46.62%
UE 5 1 1,246 108.78% 180.0 71.04%
Ironworkers 4 0 129 53.28% 30.5 154.29%
PASNAP 4 1 164 4.44% 41.5 43.29%
SMART 4 1 137 -19.98% 26.5 230.88%
UBC 4 3 164 320.79% 43.5 11.10%
UNAP 4 4 338 - 55.5 -
UNITE HERE 4 -1 1,180 157.62% 197.5 580.53%
UWA 4 4 8 - 2.0 -
IAFF 3 3 261 - 47.0 -
IUJAT 3 -2 21 -66.60% 7.0 -36.63%
NEA 3 1 588 374.07% 88.0 42.18%
UGSOA 3 2 166 690.42% 29.0 37.74%
AWPPU 2 2 142 - 71.0 -
IFPTE 2 -5 94 -91.02% 47.0 37.74%
ILA 2 1 104 1,632.81% 52.0 767.01%
IUEC 2 1 36 33.30% 18.0 -33.30%
NABET 2 2 34 - 17.0 -
NLJSP 2 2 29 - 14.5 -
Other 2 -5 377 -58.83% 188.5 1,784.88%
SAG-AFTRA 2 -2 26 -85.47% 13.0 -64.38%
Seafarers 2 2 53 - 26.5 -
United Federation LEOS-PBA 2 -6 308 -9.99% 154.0 316.35%
IBB 1 -1 4 -96.57% 4.0 -92.13%
IWW 1 1 6 - 6.0 -
NYSNA 1 -2 11 -96.57% 11.0 -88.80%
PATCO 1 1 4 - 4.0 -
SSOBA 1 0 8 -89.91% 8.0 -89.91%
TWU 1 0 39 333.00% 39.0 333.00%
URSO 1 1 73 - 73.0 -
BAC 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In 2021 1,270 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 50.79% closed with a certification order, creating 645 total new units. This was a 14.97% increase from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 30,916 workers, which is a 10.85% increase from the previous year The median bargaining unit has 20 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 411 -32 57 3,034 20.0
Teamsters 181 -2 121 4,146 19.0
SEIU 93 18 59 3,196 34.0
IUOE 73 19 54 848 9.5
UFCW 65 19 42 1,980 20.5
IAM 53 -10 34 780 9.0
IBEW 36 -7 22 565 12.0
AFSCME 29 5 19 1,270 33.0
CWA 27 7 22 838 18.5
SPFPA 22 4 17 549 28.0
USW 21 3 11 574 14.0
UAW 20 -4 15 1,224 77.0
LIUNA 17 3 11 275 16.0
AFT 16 9 12 947 55.0
ATU 15 1 13 1,549 27.0
OPEIU 15 6 10 303 21.5
UA 15 3 5 63 13.0
NewsGuild 13 -5 13 768 46.0
BCTGM 9 3 4 90 5.0
IATSE 9 1 5 196 56.0
ILWU 8 3 7 294 18.0
Multiple 8 4 3 173 25.0
NATCA 8 5 8 36 4.5
RWDSU 8 1 5 732 40.0
NNU 7 1 7 3,042 172.0
WU 6 2 2 319 159.5
Insulators 5 5 5 76 13.0
NAGE 5 0 4 90 23.0
PASNAP 5 3 5 186 26.0
UWUA 5 2 4 134 27.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 5 0 4 382 42.0
IUJAT 4 0 4 32 8.0
Ironworkers 4 1 2 26 13.0
NUHW 4 1 4 162 24.0
SMART 4 -1 2 84 42.0
UBC 4 3 3 161 70.0
UGSOA 4 3 4 187 25.0
IAFF 3 3 3 261 47.0
IBB 3 1 1 4 4.0
IUPAT 3 -2 2 11 5.5
FCGOA 2 -1 1 4 4.0
IFPTE 2 -5 2 94 47.0
IUEC 2 1 1 21 21.0
NABET 2 2 2 34 17.0
NEA 2 0 2 524 262.0
Other 2 -6 1 322 322.0
SAG-AFTRA 2 -1 1 52 52.0
SSOBA 2 1 2 74 37.0
UE 2 1 1 6 6.0
UNAP 2 2 2 54 27.0
AWPPU 1 0 0 0 0.0
IWW 1 1 1 6 6.0
NYSNA 1 -2 0 0 0.0
PATCO 1 1 1 4 4.0
TWU 1 0 1 39 39.0
UNITE HERE 1 -9 1 22 22.0
URSO 1 0 1 73 73.0
BAC 0 -1 0 0 0.0
ILA 0 -2 0 0 0.0

Data last updated on: Jun 29 2022 02:39 UTC