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 2,137 petitions for new units were filed, a 60.44% increase from the previous year The median size was 20 with a total of 231,980 workers across all units, a 212.30% 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 630 208 35,346 12.21% 18.0 19.98%
WU 354 339 9,515 1,270.95% 25.0 -31.08%
Teamsters 203 11 9,484 38.85% 19.0 2.22%
UFCW 157 78 4,495 116.55% 15.0 -16.65%
SEIU 138 43 117,555 1,837.05% 25.0 -13.32%
IAM 72 23 2,963 46.62% 14.0 -12.21%
IUOE 70 -3 1,088 -19.98% 8.0 -19.98%
IBEW 60 13 2,164 74.37% 13.5 3.33%
AFSCME 47 22 2,751 109.89% 25.0 -18.87%
CWA 38 13 1,479 44.40% 16.0 -5.55%
ATU 37 19 1,161 -28.86% 15.0 -6.66%
AFT 32 19 4,371 331.89% 35.0 -35.52%
UA 32 15 647 126.54% 8.0 -38.85%
SPFPA 22 1 1,373 57.72% 33.0 3.33%
USW 22 5 2,056 159.84% 22.5 2.22%
IATSE 18 7 763 557.22% 19.0 170.94%
UAW 17 -3 6,981 299.70% 120.0 74.37%
OPEIU 14 3 917 79.92% 59.0 111.00%
LIUNA 12 -7 278 -54.39% 16.0 -11.10%
NUHW 12 3 726 38.85% 51.0 42.18%
NNU 11 4 1,740 -34.41% 28.0 -83.25%
Multiple 10 1 772 -2.22% 16.0 -73.26%
UNITE HERE 10 6 3,872 228.66% 19.5 -89.91%
IUPAT 9 2 185 1.11% 13.0 -27.75%
Ironworkers 9 5 215 66.60% 15.0 -51.06%
IAFF 7 4 81 -68.82% 9.0 -81.03%
RWDSU 7 1 241 -56.61% 19.0 -51.06%
UGSOA 7 3 490 17.76% 60.0 -23.31%
ILWU 6 0 140 19.98% 15.5 -24.42%
NATCA 6 -1 26 -18.87% 4.0 -19.98%
NewsGuild 6 -7 222 -84.36% 28.5 -38.85%
Other 5 3 584 54.39% 20.0 -89.91%
UBC 5 1 261 58.83% 41.0 -5.55%
UE 5 1 14,158 1,260.96% 3,000.0 1,478.52%
UWUA 5 -3 183 15.54% 12.0 33.30%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 5 3 303 -1.11% 40.0 -74.37%
SMART 4 0 35 -74.37% 6.5 -75.48%
APWU 3 3 299 - 102.0 -
FCGOA 3 -2 48 -18.87% 13.0 29.97%
PATCO 3 2 11 175.38% 4.0 0.00%
SAG-AFTRA 3 1 69 165.39% 22.0 68.82%
URSO 3 2 73 0.00% 32.0 -56.61%
IBB 2 1 20 399.60% 10.0 149.85%
ILA 2 1 66 -19.98% 33.0 -59.94%
IWW 2 1 46 667.11% 23.0 283.05%
NABET 2 0 92 170.94% 46.0 170.94%
NAGE 2 -2 342 275.28% 171.0 643.80%
NYSNA 2 1 820 7,354.86% 410.0 3,627.48%
PASNAP 2 -2 376 128.76% 188.0 352.98%
BAC 1 1 24 - 24.0 -
BCTGM 1 -7 45 -71.04% 45.0 800.31%
IUJAT 1 -2 9 -56.61% 9.0 28.86%
Insulators 1 -4 19 -75.48% 19.0 46.62%
AWPPU 0 -2 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 -
SSOBA 0 -1 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 2,006 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 55.18% closed with a certification order, creating 1107 total new units. This was a 70.57% increase from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 56,202 workers, which is a 81.39% 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 605 193 76 4,094 22.5
WU 326 320 271 7,324 25.0
Teamsters 200 12 123 4,478 19.0
UFCW 141 76 91 2,042 16.0
SEIU 112 18 81 11,235 39.0
IBEW 68 33 46 1,640 10.0
IUOE 67 -6 54 603 7.0
IAM 64 7 42 917 10.0
AFSCME 41 12 31 1,895 24.0
ATU 39 24 28 944 17.0
CWA 35 8 33 1,285 12.0
AFT 26 10 21 1,663 37.0
UA 24 9 12 76 5.5
IATSE 20 11 16 314 10.5
USW 19 -2 9 1,282 41.0
SPFPA 18 -4 13 781 36.0
UAW 17 -3 14 2,848 77.0
OPEIU 14 -1 12 739 58.0
LIUNA 13 -4 12 242 15.0
NNU 13 6 12 2,002 47.5
NUHW 13 9 11 655 50.0
Multiple 10 2 7 601 35.0
UNITE HERE 10 9 6 453 19.5
IUPAT 9 6 5 53 12.0
UWUA 8 3 7 188 7.0
ILWU 7 -1 6 142 15.5
NewsGuild 7 -6 7 833 34.0
RWDSU 7 -1 7 217 17.0
FCGOA 6 4 5 88 13.0
Ironworkers 6 2 5 66 14.0
IAFF 5 2 5 69 12.0
NATCA 4 -4 4 18 4.5
SMART 4 0 3 33 8.0
UBC 4 0 1 41 41.0
UWA 4 4 0 0 0.0
ILA 3 3 0 0 0.0
Other 3 1 3 507 13.0
SAG-AFTRA 3 1 2 46 23.0
UE 3 0 3 4,203 226.0
UGSOA 3 -1 2 102 51.0
APWU 2 2 2 180 90.0
IBB 2 -1 2 20 10.0
NAGE 2 -2 1 320 320.0
NLJSP 2 2 1 14 14.0
PATCO 2 1 2 8 4.0
UNAP 2 0 2 284 142.0
URSO 2 1 2 70 35.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 2 -3 2 94 47.0
BAC 1 1 0 0 0.0
BCTGM 1 -8 1 45 45.0
IUEC 1 -1 1 15 15.0
IUJAT 1 -3 1 9 9.0
IWW 1 0 1 36 36.0
Insulators 1 -4 0 0 0.0
NEA 1 -1 1 64 64.0
NYSNA 1 0 1 9 9.0
PASNAP 1 -4 1 315 315.0
AWPPU 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IFPTE 0 -2 0 0 0.0
NABET 0 -2 0 0 0.0
SSOBA 0 -2 0 0 0.0
TWU 0 -1 0 0 0.0

Data last updated on: Jan 28 2023 02:13 UTC