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 367 petitions for new units were filed, a 13.98% increase from the previous quarter The median size was 17 with a total of 29,018 workers across all units, a 95.60% 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 106 -2 18,076 285.27% 15.0 0.00%
Teamsters 53 13 1,812 73.26% 19.0 -5.55%
UFCW 36 15 989 119.88% 14.5 -23.31%
SEIU 30 5 2,949 75.48% 53.0 120.99%
IBEW 16 3 287 -21.09% 14.0 -6.66%
IUOE 16 4 175 -23.31% 7.5 -34.41%
CWA 11 9 122 26.64% 11.0 -76.59%
WU 10 7 328 195.36% 30.0 -16.65%
LIUNA 6 0 106 -35.52% 14.5 -39.96%
NUHW 6 4 363 137.64% 28.5 -63.27%
OPEIU 6 5 276 176.49% 27.0 -73.26%
AFSCME 5 1 232 -43.29% 19.0 -47.73%
ATU 5 0 199 -22.20% 14.0 249.75%
IAM 5 -7 134 -83.25% 6.0 -87.69%
IATSE 5 3 60 445.11% 10.0 82.14%
Multiple 4 2 490 1,095.57% 104.0 407.37%
UA 4 0 40 -58.83% 9.5 -34.41%
UAW 4 1 194 4.44% 46.5 59.94%
UWA 4 4 8 - 2.0 -
FCGOA 3 1 45 220.89% 13.0 85.47%
SPFPA 3 -8 268 -32.19% 112.0 173.16%
USW 3 0 22 -81.03% 7.0 -67.71%
UWUA 3 0 20 -81.03% 7.0 -75.48%
AFT 2 0 67 86.58% 33.5 86.58%
NLJSP 2 2 29 - 14.5 -
NNU 2 1 63 -63.27% 31.5 -82.14%
RWDSU 2 0 55 -86.58% 27.5 -86.58%
UNAP 2 2 284 - 142.0 -
BCTGM 1 -1 77 1,439.67% 77.0 2,980.35%
ILA 1 1 83 - 83.0 -
IUEC 1 1 15 - 15.0 -
IUPAT 1 -2 18 -27.75% 18.0 125.43%
NATCA 1 -2 5 -66.60% 5.0 0.00%
NEA 1 1 64 - 64.0 -
PASNAP 1 1 66 - 66.0 -
SAG-AFTRA 1 1 14 - 14.0 -
SMART 1 0 38 1,800.42% 38.0 1,800.42%
UE 1 0 600 289.71% 600.0 289.71%
UGSOA 1 -1 250 82.14% 250.0 265.29%
UNITE HERE 1 -2 22 -97.68% 22.0 -94.35%
URSO 1 1 73 - 73.0 -
IAFF 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
ILWU 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -
IUJAT 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
Ironworkers 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
NAGE 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
NewsGuild 0 -5 0 - 0.0 -
PATCO 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UBC 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
United Federation LEOS-PBA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In the 4th quarter of 2021 336 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 48.81% closed with a certification order, creating 164 total new units. This was a 3.14% increase from the previous quarter in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 6,337 workers, which is a -15.90% decrease 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 105 -7 8 174 17.5
Teamsters 40 -11 27 895 23.0
SEIU 30 7 16 991 39.0
UFCW 26 16 18 743 23.0
IUOE 15 -8 12 223 9.0
IAM 14 5 9 368 21.0
IBEW 12 4 5 128 13.0
CWA 11 6 10 325 15.5
AFSCME 7 1 5 416 29.0
SPFPA 7 -1 5 190 32.0
LIUNA 6 0 2 63 31.5
OPEIU 5 0 3 96 28.0
ATU 4 0 4 398 123.0
ILWU 4 3 3 32 8.0
NATCA 4 3 4 20 5.0
UA 4 0 1 14 14.0
UAW 4 -4 4 263 53.5
NUHW 3 3 3 155 41.0
USW 3 -3 1 7 7.0
BCTGM 2 -1 2 81 40.5
FCGOA 2 2 1 4 4.0
IATSE 2 -3 1 4 4.0
Multiple 2 -1 2 41 20.5
NAGE 2 2 1 15 15.0
RWDSU 2 2 1 40 40.0
SMART 2 2 1 2 2.0
UWUA 2 1 2 99 49.5
AFT 1 -1 0 0 0.0
IAFF 1 -1 1 47 47.0
IUEC 1 1 0 0 0.0
IUJAT 1 0 1 7 7.0
IUPAT 1 0 1 8 8.0
Ironworkers 1 -1 1 20 20.0
NABET 1 1 1 32 32.0
NNU 1 -1 1 172 172.0
NewsGuild 1 -6 1 46 46.0
PASNAP 1 0 1 66 66.0
PATCO 1 1 1 4 4.0
UBC 1 -1 1 17 17.0
UNITE HERE 1 1 1 22 22.0
URSO 1 1 1 73 73.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 1 0 0 0 0.0
WU 1 1 1 36 36.0
IBB 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IWW 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NEA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NYSNA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
Other 0 -2 0 0 0.0
TWU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
UGSOA 0 -3 0 0 0.0

Data last updated on: Dec 3 2022 02:01 UTC