2nd Quarter

2021, 2nd Quarter filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in the 2nd 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 2nd quarter of 2021 345 petitions for new units were filed, a 26.37% increase from the previous quarter The median size was 21 with a total of 15,932 workers across all units, a 14.44% 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 120 41 5,649 87.69% 17.5 34.41%
Teamsters 48 2 1,770 -15.54% 21.5 78.81%
IUOE 29 15 728 320.79% 17.0 162.06%
IAM 16 1 248 -69.93% 10.0 -47.73%
SEIU 16 -5 455 -52.17% 14.5 -49.95%
IBEW 12 7 182 -54.39% 11.0 -15.54%
UAW 11 9 1,168 483.96% 111.0 11.10%
UFCW 10 -2 355 24.42% 25.0 25.53%
AFSCME 9 2 470 129.87% 37.0 67.71%
NewsGuild 6 3 546 243.09% 48.0 -28.86%
AFT 4 -1 347 -38.85% 96.0 -28.86%
ATU 4 1 1,094 8,315.01% 38.5 670.44%
CWA 4 -3 110 -81.03% 26.0 -73.26%
LIUNA 4 1 299 611.61% 26.0 62.16%
OPEIU 4 4 135 - 32.5 -
USW 4 -2 163 -65.49% 35.0 32.19%
IATSE 3 2 44 780.33% 16.0 219.78%
Multiple 3 3 258 - 65.0 -
NNU 3 2 440 -77.70% 204.0 -89.91%
PASNAP 3 3 98 - 26.0 -
UA 3 -2 70 1.11% 18.0 38.85%
BCTGM 2 0 9 -84.36% 4.5 -84.36%
IUPAT 2 1 100 149.85% 50.0 25.53%
Ironworkers 2 1 81 189.81% 40.5 44.40%
NAGE 2 1 32 9.99% 16.0 -44.40%
NATCA 2 1 8 99.90% 4.0 0.00%
Other 2 2 377 - 188.5 -
SPFPA 2 -2 26 -82.14% 13.0 -59.94%
UBC 2 1 91 2,933.73% 45.5 1,416.36%
UWUA 2 2 35 - 17.5 -
AWPPU 1 0 110 244.20% 110.0 244.20%
IBB 1 1 4 - 4.0 -
IUJAT 1 0 9 79.92% 9.0 79.92%
IWW 1 1 6 - 6.0 -
NABET 1 0 2 -93.24% 2.0 -93.24%
NYSNA 1 1 11 - 11.0 -
SMART 1 0 82 446.22% 82.0 446.22%
Seafarers 1 1 26 - 26.0 -
TWU 1 1 39 - 39.0 -
UE 1 0 226 276.39% 226.0 276.39%
UGSOA 1 1 29 - 29.0 -
IFPTE 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
ILA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
ILWU 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
IUEC 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
Insulators 0 -5 0 - 0.0 -
NEA 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
NUHW 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
RWDSU 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
SAG-AFTRA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
SSOBA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UNAP 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
United Federation LEOS-PBA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
WU 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In the 2nd quarter of 2021 347 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 53.03% closed with a certification order, creating 184 total new units. This was a 39.39% increase from the previous quarter in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 10,867 workers, which is a 86.65% increase from the previous quarter The median bargaining unit has 22 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 115 41 27 1,622 29.0
Teamsters 50 6 34 1,417 20.0
SEIU 24 7 18 895 25.0
IAM 21 10 9 109 8.0
IUOE 21 7 16 263 9.0
UFCW 16 4 11 472 25.0
AFSCME 8 0 5 563 61.0
AFT 8 3 6 624 96.0
IBEW 7 -1 5 60 12.0
CWA 6 2 4 323 100.0
UAW 6 4 5 412 93.0
USW 6 0 3 354 30.0
Insulators 5 5 5 76 13.0
UA 5 4 2 31 15.5
ATU 4 1 3 82 30.0
BCTGM 3 2 1 6 6.0
NewsGuild 3 1 3 159 68.0
SPFPA 3 -1 2 55 27.5
IATSE 2 2 1 56 56.0
NAGE 2 2 2 46 23.0
PASNAP 2 1 2 72 36.0
RWDSU 2 -2 2 75 37.5
SAG-AFTRA 2 2 1 52 52.0
SMART 2 2 1 82 82.0
UE 2 1 1 113 113.0
UNAP 2 2 2 54 27.0
WU 2 -1 0 0 0.0
AWPPU 1 1 0 0 0.0
IBB 1 0 0 0 0.0
IFPTE 1 0 1 44 44.0
IUEC 1 1 1 21 21.0
IUJAT 1 0 1 5 5.0
IUPAT 1 1 0 0 0.0
Ironworkers 1 1 1 6 6.0
LIUNA 1 -3 1 13 13.0
NABET 1 1 1 2 2.0
NATCA 1 -1 1 4 4.0
NEA 1 1 1 436 436.0
NNU 1 -2 1 1,962 1,962.0
NUHW 1 1 1 7 7.0
OPEIU 1 -3 0 0 0.0
SSOBA 1 0 1 8 8.0
UBC 1 1 0 0 0.0
UWUA 1 0 1 25 25.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 1 -1 1 261 261.0
ILWU 0 -2 0 0 0.0
Multiple 0 -3 0 0 0.0
UGSOA 0 -1 0 0 0.0

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