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 1,289 petitions for new units were filed, a -5.29% decrease from the previous year The median size was 23 with a total of 63,924 workers across all units, a -20.46% decrease from the previous year

National Total Units Filed Change in Units Total Workers Change in Total Workers Median Unit Size Change in Median Unit
WU 337 320 9,080 1,046.73% 26.0 -27.75%
Uncoded 288 -136 16,142 -56.61% 18.0 12.21%
Teamsters 116 -86 4,427 -36.63% 18.0 -2.22%
UFCW 94 13 2,794 31.08% 15.0 -16.65%
SEIU 67 -28 10,122 65.49% 60.0 122.10%
IUOE 48 -26 738 -46.62% 8.0 -23.31%
IAM 36 -14 1,514 -25.53% 14.5 -3.33%
IBEW 36 -11 1,118 -9.99% 12.5 -3.33%
AFSCME 27 2 1,859 42.18% 30.0 -3.33%
ATU 25 7 767 -53.28% 20.0 25.53%
CWA 22 -4 1,313 14.43% 13.5 -23.31%
AFT 21 8 1,402 38.85% 19.0 -64.38%
UA 16 -1 198 -31.08% 7.5 -42.18%
SPFPA 15 -6 1,169 34.41% 77.0 140.97%
USW 14 -3 1,125 42.18% 29.5 34.41%
IATSE 13 1 332 138.75% 24.0 182.04%
UAW 11 -9 1,652 -5.55% 101.0 46.62%
LIUNA 9 -12 402 -41.07% 20.0 11.10%
OPEIU 7 -4 424 -16.65% 56.0 99.90%
Multiple 6 -3 102 -86.58% 16.0 -73.26%
NNU 6 -1 144 -94.35% 26.5 -84.36%
NUHW 6 -3 232 -55.50% 43.0 19.98%
ILWU 5 0 139 53.28% 14.0 -29.97%
Other 5 3 592 56.61% 45.0 -76.59%
IWW 4 3 90 1,399.71% 22.5 275.28%
RWDSU 4 -2 139 -75.48% 12.0 -68.82%
UBC 4 0 108 -34.41% 31.0 -28.86%
UNITE HERE 4 0 573 -51.06% 144.5 -26.64%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 4 2 165 -46.62% 46.5 -69.93%
FCGOA 3 -2 88 48.84% 13.0 29.97%
IAFF 3 0 50 -81.03% 22.0 -53.28%
IUPAT 3 -6 41 -83.25% 12.0 -45.51%
Ironworkers 3 -1 85 -34.41% 9.0 -71.04%
NAGE 3 -2 420 249.75% 75.0 158.73%
NATCA 3 -4 13 -58.83% 4.0 -19.98%
SMART 3 -1 50 -63.27% 9.0 -65.49%
UGSOA 3 0 116 -29.97% 40.0 37.74%
ILA 2 0 60 -42.18% 30.0 -42.18%
NewsGuild 2 -13 87 -94.35% 43.5 -5.55%
UWUA 2 -6 23 -85.47% 11.5 27.75%
APWU 1 1 100 - 100.0 -
BAC 1 1 26 - 26.0 -
IBB 1 0 14 249.75% 14.0 249.75%
IUJAT 1 -2 9 -56.61% 9.0 28.86%
NYSNA 1 0 9 -17.76% 9.0 -17.76%
PASNAP 1 -3 1 -99.90% 1.0 -97.68%
SAG-AFTRA 1 -1 15 -42.18% 15.0 15.54%
UE 1 -4 3,823 206.46% 3,823.0 2,023.53%
URSO 1 0 32 -56.61% 32.0 -56.61%
AWPPU 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
BCTGM 0 -8 0 - 0.0 -
IFPTE 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
IUEC 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
Insulators 0 -5 0 - 0.0 -
NABET 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
NEA 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
NLJSP 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
PATCO 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
SSOBA 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
Seafarers 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
TWU 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
UNAP 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -
UWA 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In 2022 867 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 55.25% closed with a certification order, creating 479 total new units. This was a -25.74% decrease from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 20,774 workers, which is a -32.81% decrease from the previous year The median bargaining unit has 20 workers.

National Total Units Closed Change in Closed Units Won Total Workers Added Median Successful Unit
Uncoded 275 -136 34 1,099 20.0
WU 139 133 124 3,264 27.0
Teamsters 83 -98 48 1,640 14.0
UFCW 57 -8 32 516 15.0
SEIU 37 -56 24 1,806 46.0
IUOE 34 -39 30 220 6.5
IBEW 31 -5 22 843 15.0
ATU 25 10 17 538 18.0
IAM 21 -32 16 439 10.5
CWA 18 -9 18 262 7.5
AFSCME 17 -12 15 1,414 46.0
AFT 11 -5 10 505 26.5
LIUNA 9 -8 8 176 12.5
NUHW 8 4 6 199 35.5
UA 8 -7 5 43 7.0
USW 8 -13 4 455 32.0
IATSE 7 -2 5 54 8.0
Multiple 6 -2 5 528 35.0
NNU 6 -1 5 350 34.0
SPFPA 6 -16 6 333 33.5
FCGOA 5 3 4 58 13.0
UAW 5 -15 3 116 33.0
IUPAT 4 1 2 17 8.5
RWDSU 4 -4 4 171 27.5
UWA 4 4 0 0 0.0
UWUA 4 -1 3 17 5.0
NewsGuild 3 -10 3 604 8.0
OPEIU 3 -12 2 80 40.0
UBC 3 -1 1 41 41.0
UNITE HERE 3 2 2 18 9.0
IAFF 2 -1 2 45 22.5
ILWU 2 -6 2 21 10.5
NLJSP 2 2 1 14 14.0
UE 2 0 2 4,049 2,024.5
UNAP 2 0 2 284 142.0
IBB 1 -2 1 14 14.0
ILA 1 1 0 0 0.0
IUEC 1 -1 1 15 15.0
IUJAT 1 -3 1 9 9.0
Ironworkers 1 -3 1 28 28.0
NAGE 1 -4 1 320 320.0
NATCA 1 -7 1 5 5.0
NEA 1 -1 1 64 64.0
Other 1 -1 1 9 9.0
SAG-AFTRA 1 -1 1 14 14.0
SMART 1 -3 1 5 5.0
UGSOA 1 -3 1 40 40.0
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
IWW 0 -1 0 0 0.0
Insulators 0 -5 0 0 0.0
NABET 0 -2 0 0 0.0
NYSNA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
PASNAP 0 -5 0 0 0.0
PATCO 0 -1 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: Jun 29 2022 02:39 UTC