4th Quarter

2021, 4th Quarter filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in the 4th 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 4th quarter of 2021 372 petitions for new units were filed, a 14.81% increase from the previous quarter The median size was 17 with a total of 25,289 workers across all units, a 65.43% increase from the previous quarter

NationalTotal Units FiledChange in UnitsTotal WorkersChange in Total WorkersMedian Unit SizeChange in Median Unit
Uncoded1382815,808239.76%15.0-16.65%
Teamsters49111,57456.61%18.0-9.99%
UFCW339965107.67%15.0-12.21%
SEIU3052,41343.29%52.5118.77%
IUOE153176-23.31%10.0-13.32%
IBEW10-2157-55.50%10.5-32.19%
WU107273144.30%27.5-23.31%
CWA86255165.39%12.5-74.37%
OPEIU76481380.73%28.0-72.15%
LIUNA6092-47.73%9.5-68.82%
AFSCME51291-28.86%33.0-9.99%
ATU4-1181-28.86%14.0249.75%
IAM4-7217-66.60%49.00.00%
IATSE431263,050.28%10.5162.06%
ILWU40265409.59%47.0235.32%
UWA448-2.0-
FCGOA3145220.89%13.085.47%
NUHW31322111.00%123.061.05%
SPFPA3-8246-37.74%110.0168.72%
UA3-133-66.60%10.0-31.08%
AFT206477.70%32.077.70%
NLJSP2230-15.0-
NNU2163-63.27%31.5-82.14%
RWDSU2054-87.69%27.0-87.69%
SMART21552,649.57%27.51,275.39%
UAW2-1111-39.96%55.591.02%
UNAP22290-145.0-
USW2-117-85.47%8.5-61.05%
UWUA2-115-85.47%7.5-74.37%
BCTGM1-1771,439.67%77.02,980.35%
ILA1160-60.0-
IUPAT1-220-19.98%20.0149.85%
Multiple1-110-75.48%10.0-51.06%
NATCA1-25-66.60%5.00.00%
NEA1163-63.0-
PASNAP1166-66.0-
SAG-AFTRA1116-16.0-
UGSOA1-125082.14%250.0265.29%
UNITE HERE1-222-97.68%22.0-94.35%
URSO1073-79.92%73.0-79.92%
IAFF0-30-0.0-
IUJAT0-10-0.0-
Ironworkers0-10-0.0-
NAGE0-10-0.0-
NewsGuild0-40-0.0-
PATCO0-10-0.0-
UBC0-10-0.0-
UE0-30-0.0-
United Federation LEOS-PBA0-10-0.0-

Closed Elections by Union #

In the 4th quarter of 2021 324 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 49.38% closed with a certification order, creating 160 total new units. This was a 0.63% increase from the previous quarter in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 6,266 workers, which is a -16.82% decrease from the previous quarter The median bargaining unit has 24 workers.

NationalTotal Units ClosedChange in ClosedUnits WonTotal Workers AddedMedian Successful Unit
Uncoded12162362317.0
Teamsters31-202271024.5
SEIU2861590636.0
UFCW21111569525.0
IUOE14-9112096.0
IAM135836431.0
IBEW135618823.5
CWA83729917.0
SPFPA7-1519032.0
AFSCME60541629.0
LIUNA6026331.5
OPEIU5039628.0
ATU404398123.0
ILWU433328.0
NATCA434205.0
UA3-111414.0
UAW3-5311929.0
FCGOA22144.0
IATSE2-2144.0
Multiple2-124120.5
NUHW22215376.5
RWDSU2214040.0
SMART22122.0
USW2-4000.0
UWUA2129949.5
AFT1-1000.0
BCTGM1-217777.0
IAFF1-114747.0
IUEC11000.0
IUJAT10177.0
IUPAT10188.0
Ironworkers1-112020.0
NABET1113232.0
NAGE11000.0
NNU1-11172172.0
PASNAP1016666.0
PATCO11144.0
UBC1-111717.0
UNITE HERE1112222.0
URSO1117373.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA10000.0
WU1113636.0
IBB0-1000.0
IWW0-1000.0
NEA0-1000.0
NYSNA0-1000.0
NewsGuild0-6000.0
Other0-2000.0
TWU0-1000.0
UGSOA0-3000.0

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