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 1,338 petitions for new units were filed, a 4.21% increase from the previous year The median size was 18 with a total of 70,813 workers across all units, a -3.64% decrease from the previous year

NationalTotal Units FiledChange in UnitsTotal WorkersChange in Total WorkersMedian Unit SizeChange in Median Unit
Uncoded4561529,15236.63%15.0-16.65%
Teamsters186-76,557-6.66%17.5-3.33%
SEIU94115,503-16.65%25.534.41%
UFCW79272,059-41.07%18.0-46.62%
IUOE72131,35538.85%10.55.55%
IAM46-251,937-16.65%17.545.51%
IBEW40-31,102-23.31%12.525.53%
AFSCME25-21,371-28.86%33.0-11.10%
CWA22-11,158150.96%26.0136.53%
SPFPA21285132.19%32.018.87%
LIUNA19260972.15%16.00.00%
UAW18-91,697-21.09%87.0112.11%
ATU1631,543278.61%14.0-44.40%
UA160280-54.39%13.5-15.54%
USW16-4786-64.38%22.5-65.49%
WU1510640133.20%30.0-32.19%
AFT1321,010-32.19%51.054.39%
NewsGuild13-81,333125.43%22.09.99%
OPEIU12-171683.25%35.0149.85%
IATSE90176-68.82%6.0-86.58%
ILWU913569.99%21.09.99%
BCTGM81153-93.24%5.0-95.46%
IUPAT7218545.51%20.0-23.31%
NATCA733268.82%5.011.10%
NNU702,6274.44%172.0109.89%
UWUA7315476.59%10.0-57.72%
Multiple62309120.99%43.086.58%
NAGE61134-89.91%23.0-57.72%
NUHW64482185.37%76.5-9.99%
RWDSU6-5556-92.13%38.081.03%
FCGOA53592.22%10.0-65.49%
Insulators5576-13.0-
SMART52154-9.99%17.0112.11%
UE5284769.93%180.058.83%
Ironworkers4011233.30%26.5120.99%
PASNAP42164222.00%41.563.27%
UBC43164320.79%43.511.10%
UGSOA434161,881.45%78.5274.17%
UNAP44344-55.5-
UNITE HERE4-11,180157.62%197.5580.53%
UWA448-2.0-
IAFF33261-47.0-
IUJAT3-221-66.60%7.0-36.63%
NEA31587372.96%88.042.18%
AWPPU22142-71.0-
IFPTE2-594-91.02%47.037.74%
NABET2234-17.0-
NLJSP2230-15.0-
Other2-5377-58.83%188.51,784.88%
SAG-AFTRA2-228-84.36%14.0-62.16%
URSO22431-215.5-
United Federation LEOS-PBA2-6308-9.99%154.0316.35%
IBB1-14-96.57%4.0-92.13%
ILA1060900.21%60.0900.21%
IUEC1021-22.20%21.0-22.20%
IWW116-6.0-
NYSNA1-211-96.57%11.0-88.80%
PATCO114-4.0-
SSOBA108-89.91%8.0-89.91%
TWU1039333.00%39.0333.00%
BAC0-10-0.0-

Closed Elections by Union #

In 2021 1,262 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 50.79% closed with a certification order, creating 641 total new units. This was a 14.26% increase from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 30,726 workers, which is a 10.17% increase from the previous year The median bargaining unit has 20 workers.

NationalTotal Units ClosedChange in ClosedUnits WonTotal Workers AddedMedian Successful Unit
Uncoded430-12723,44418.5
Teamsters176-71173,98419.0
SEIU9015583,11133.5
IUOE7218538349.0
UFCW6014391,93221.0
IAM53-10347809.0
IBEW36-72256512.0
AFSCME284191,27033.0
CWA2441981225.0
SPFPA2241754928.0
USW2011056718.0
UAW19-5141,08056.0
LIUNA1731127516.0
AFT1691294755.0
ATU151131,54927.0
OPEIU1561030321.5
UA14256313.0
NewsGuild11-71167522.0
BCTGM823866.0
IATSE80519656.0
ILWU83729418.0
Multiple84317325.0
NATCA858364.5
RWDSU81573240.0
NNU7173,042172.0
WU612319159.5
Insulators5557613.0
PASNAP54518626.0
UWUA52413427.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA50438242.0
IUJAT404328.0
Ironworkers4122613.0
NAGE4-137529.0
SMART4-128442.0
UBC43316170.0
UGSOA43418725.0
IAFF33326147.0
IBB31144.0
IUPAT3-22115.5
NUHW30316041.0
FCGOA2-1144.0
IFPTE2-529447.0
IUEC2112121.0
NABET2223417.0
NEA202524262.0
Other2-61322322.0
SAG-AFTRA2-115252.0
SSOBA2127437.0
UE21166.0
UNAP2225427.0
AWPPU10000.0
IWW11166.0
NYSNA1-2000.0
PATCO11144.0
TWU1013939.0
UNITE HERE1-912222.0
URSO1017373.0
BAC0-1000.0
ILA0-2000.0

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