2022

2022 filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in 2022. 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 2022 1,629 petitions for new units were filed, a 22.11% increase from the previous year The median size was 20 with a total of 75,422 workers across all units, a 1.38% increase from the previous year

National Total Units Filed Change in Units Total Workers Change in Total Workers Median Unit Size Change in Median Unit
Uncoded 446 23 21,583 -32.19% 18.0 19.98%
WU 321 306 8,608 1,138.86% 25.0 -31.08%
Teamsters 150 -42 6,546 -4.44% 18.0 -2.22%
UFCW 126 47 3,061 47.73% 14.0 -22.20%
SEIU 84 -11 8,261 34.41% 32.5 12.21%
IUOE 58 -15 886 -34.41% 8.0 -19.98%
IAM 54 6 1,999 -1.11% 13.5 -15.54%
IBEW 52 5 1,864 49.95% 13.0 0.00%
AFSCME 36 11 1,934 47.73% 25.0 -18.87%
ATU 35 17 1,113 -31.08% 16.0 0.00%
CWA 28 3 1,239 21.09% 14.5 -14.43%
AFT 22 9 1,716 69.93% 35.0 -35.52%
UA 19 2 379 32.19% 10.0 -23.31%
SPFPA 18 -3 1,391 58.83% 52.0 62.16%
UAW 14 -6 2,820 61.05% 128.0 85.47%
USW 14 -3 1,751 120.99% 30.0 36.63%
IATSE 13 2 278 132.09% 16.0 128.76%
LIUNA 11 -8 538 -12.21% 16.0 -11.10%
NUHW 10 1 411 -21.09% 43.0 19.98%
NNU 9 2 970 -63.27% 28.0 -83.25%
OPEIU 9 -2 497 -2.22% 56.0 99.90%
IUPAT 7 0 97 -46.62% 13.0 -27.75%
Ironworkers 7 3 167 29.97% 15.0 -51.06%
Multiple 7 -2 165 -78.81% 19.0 -68.82%
ILWU 6 1 140 54.39% 15.5 -22.20%
RWDSU 6 0 183 -66.60% 18.0 -54.39%
UGSOA 5 1 284 -32.19% 40.0 -48.84%
UNITE HERE 5 1 484 -58.83% 14.0 -93.24%
NewsGuild 4 -10 164 -88.80% 29.0 -37.74%
Other 4 2 564 49.95% 35.0 -81.03%
SMART 4 0 35 -74.37% 6.5 -75.48%
UBC 4 0 111 -32.19% 32.5 -25.53%
UWUA 4 -4 177 11.10% 41.0 355.20%
IAFF 3 0 50 -81.03% 22.0 -53.28%
IWW 3 2 56 833.61% 10.0 66.60%
NATCA 3 -4 13 -58.83% 4.0 -19.98%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 3 1 134 -56.61% 40.0 -74.37%
FCGOA 2 -3 18 -69.93% 9.0 -9.99%
IBB 2 1 20 399.60% 10.0 149.85%
ILA 2 0 74 -28.86% 37.0 -28.86%
IUJAT 2 -1 63 199.80% 31.5 349.65%
NAGE 2 -2 342 275.28% 171.0 643.80%
PATCO 2 1 8 99.90% 4.0 0.00%
SAG-AFTRA 2 0 41 57.72% 20.5 57.72%
URSO 2 1 62 -15.54% 31.0 -57.72%
USCSO 2 2 58 - 29.0 -
APWU 1 1 102 - 102.0 -
BAC 1 1 24 - 24.0 -
Insulators 1 -4 18 -76.59% 18.0 38.85%
NABET 1 -1 36 5.55% 36.0 112.11%
NYSNA 1 0 9 -17.76% 9.0 -17.76%
TWU 1 0 55 41.07% 55.0 41.07%
UE 1 -3 3,823 265.29% 3,823.0 1,870.35%
AWPPU 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
BCTGM 0 -8 0 - 0.0 -
IFPTE 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
IUEC 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
NEA 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
NLJSP 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
PASNAP 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -
SSOBA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
Seafarers 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UNAP 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -
UWA 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In 2022 1,430 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 55.31% closed with a certification order, creating 791 total new units. This was a 22.26% increase from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 38,267 workers, which is a 23.70% increase from the previous year The median bargaining unit has 21 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 435 23 54 3,111 21.5
WU 266 260 224 6,054 26.0
Teamsters 137 -49 79 2,680 18.0
UFCW 95 30 58 1,328 15.5
SEIU 70 -24 49 6,085 47.0
IUOE 45 -28 39 396 7.0
IBEW 44 9 30 990 13.5
IAM 35 -19 24 572 10.0
ATU 33 18 24 825 19.0
AFSCME 28 -1 22 1,569 22.5
CWA 24 -3 23 936 11.0
AFT 19 3 15 1,333 34.0
IATSE 14 5 11 235 10.0
UA 13 -2 8 54 6.0
USW 13 -8 7 580 41.0
LIUNA 12 -5 11 236 16.0
UAW 12 -8 10 1,410 54.0
NUHW 10 6 8 398 43.0
SPFPA 10 -12 10 716 61.5
Multiple 9 1 6 547 27.0
NNU 8 1 7 538 34.0
IUPAT 7 4 3 29 12.0
UNITE HERE 7 6 3 293 14.0
ILWU 6 -2 5 116 14.0
NewsGuild 6 -7 6 799 48.5
OPEIU 6 -9 5 307 60.0
RWDSU 6 -2 6 197 16.5
UWUA 6 1 5 118 7.0
FCGOA 5 3 4 58 13.0
Ironworkers 4 0 4 52 10.5
SMART 4 0 3 33 8.0
UBC 4 0 1 41 41.0
UWA 4 4 0 0 0.0
IAFF 3 0 3 50 22.0
IBB 2 -1 2 20 10.0
ILA 2 2 0 0 0.0
NAGE 2 -2 1 320 320.0
NATCA 2 -6 2 9 4.5
NLJSP 2 2 1 14 14.0
Other 2 0 2 494 247.0
PATCO 2 1 2 8 4.0
SAG-AFTRA 2 0 1 14 14.0
UE 2 -1 2 4,049 2,024.5
UGSOA 2 -2 2 102 51.0
UNAP 2 0 2 284 142.0
APWU 1 1 1 102 102.0
BAC 1 1 0 0 0.0
IUEC 1 -1 1 15 15.0
IUJAT 1 -3 1 9 9.0
IWW 1 0 1 36 36.0
NEA 1 -1 1 64 64.0
NYSNA 1 0 1 9 9.0
URSO 1 0 1 32 32.0
AWPPU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
BCTGM 0 -9 0 0 0.0
IFPTE 0 -2 0 0 0.0
Insulators 0 -5 0 0 0.0
NABET 0 -2 0 0 0.0
PASNAP 0 -5 0 0 0.0
SSOBA 0 -2 0 0 0.0
TWU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 0 -5 0 0 0.0

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