1st Quarter

2021, 1st Quarter filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in the 1st quarter of 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 the 1st quarter of 2021 282 petitions for new units were filed, a 6.42% increase from the previous quarter The median size was 16 with a total of 14,074 workers across all units, a -23.66% 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 83 -3 3,063 -4.44% 12.0 -38.85%
Teamsters 49 15 2,154 111.00% 13.0 -35.52%
SEIU 21 5 956 -49.95% 29.0 26.64%
IUOE 16 -4 223 -2.22% 8.0 6.66%
IAM 15 -4 824 31.08% 19.0 12.21%
UFCW 12 3 286 -66.60% 20.0 -56.61%
AFSCME 7 0 204 -52.17% 22.0 -41.07%
CWA 7 1 566 251.97% 97.0 287.49%
USW 6 0 479 -55.50% 26.5 -68.82%
AFT 5 0 563 210.90% 135.0 462.87%
IBEW 5 -2 403 73.26% 13.0 116.55%
Insulators 5 5 76 - 13.0 -
UA 5 2 69 41.07% 13.0 0.00%
SPFPA 4 1 150 114.33% 32.5 19.98%
ATU 3 1 13 -71.04% 5.0 -77.70%
LIUNA 3 -1 42 -73.26% 16.0 -64.38%
NewsGuild 3 1 159 194.25% 68.0 152.07%
BCTGM 2 1 58 -68.82% 29.0 -84.36%
IFPTE 2 0 94 58.83% 47.0 58.83%
NEA 2 2 524 - 262.0 -
RWDSU 2 -1 75 -98.79% 37.5 134.31%
UAW 2 -2 200 -38.85% 100.0 69.93%
UNAP 2 2 54 - 27.0 -
WU 2 1 255 1,861.47% 127.5 880.23%
AWPPU 1 1 32 - 32.0 -
IATSE 1 0 5 -92.13% 5.0 -92.13%
ILA 1 1 21 - 21.0 -
ILWU 1 -1 39 69.93% 39.0 238.65%
IUEC 1 1 21 - 21.0 -
IUJAT 1 0 5 -54.39% 5.0 -54.39%
IUPAT 1 0 40 -16.65% 40.0 -16.65%
Ironworkers 1 0 28 249.75% 28.0 249.75%
NABET 1 1 32 - 32.0 -
NAGE 1 1 29 - 29.0 -
NATCA 1 0 4 0.00% 4.0 0.00%
NNU 1 -2 1,962 182.04% 1,962.0 2,080.14%
NUHW 1 1 7 - 7.0 -
SAG-AFTRA 1 -1 12 -91.02% 12.0 -82.14%
SMART 1 1 15 - 15.0 -
SSOBA 1 1 8 - 8.0 -
UBC 1 1 3 - 3.0 -
UE 1 0 60 900.21% 60.0 900.21%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 1 -1 261 253.08% 261.0 604.95%
Multiple 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
OPEIU 0 -5 0 - 0.0 -
PASNAP 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UGSOA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UWUA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In the 1st quarter of 2021 253 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 52.96% closed with a certification order, creating 134 total new units. This was a -10.67% decrease from the previous quarter in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 6,037 workers, which is a -30.26% decrease from the previous quarter The median bargaining unit has 16 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 74 -29 6 85 11.5
Teamsters 44 -16 28 726 15.0
SEIU 17 2 14 915 36.0
IUOE 14 -4 10 82 6.0
UFCW 12 7 6 669 13.0
IAM 11 -15 10 180 7.5
AFSCME 8 3 3 143 33.0
IBEW 8 -6 6 260 3.5
USW 6 -1 3 103 14.0
AFT 5 4 5 181 24.0
CWA 5 0 5 85 15.0
LIUNA 4 -3 4 149 39.0
OPEIU 4 2 4 52 13.5
RWDSU 4 2 2 617 308.5
SPFPA 4 -3 4 142 31.0
ATU 3 -3 3 50 18.0
ILWU 3 2 3 223 18.0
Multiple 3 1 0 0 0.0
NNU 3 1 3 697 90.0
WU 3 2 1 283 283.0
NATCA 2 2 2 8 4.0
NewsGuild 2 0 2 54 27.0
UAW 2 -6 1 77 77.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 2 0 2 74 37.0
BCTGM 1 -4 0 0 0.0
IBB 1 0 0 0 0.0
IFPTE 1 -1 1 50 50.0
IUJAT 1 1 1 11 11.0
PASNAP 1 1 1 22 22.0
SSOBA 1 1 1 66 66.0
UA 1 -2 1 6 6.0
UE 1 1 1 6 6.0
UGSOA 1 1 1 21 21.0
UWUA 1 1 0 0 0.0
FCGOA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IUEC 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IUPAT 0 -1 0 0 0.0
Ironworkers 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NAGE 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NYSNA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
Other 0 -7 0 0 0.0
SAG-AFTRA 0 -3 0 0 0.0
SMART 0 -3 0 0 0.0
TWU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
UNITE HERE 0 -2 0 0 0.0

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