2023

2023 filings #

This report details the number of filings and closed units in 2023. 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 2023 120 petitions for new units were filed, a -94.38% decrease from the previous year The median size was 18 with a total of 5,444 workers across all units, a -97.65% 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
Uncoded 29 -601 575 -98.79% 15.0 -16.65%
Teamsters 15 -188 695 -92.13% 18.0 -5.55%
SEIU 11 -127 839 -98.79% 82.0 227.55%
IUOE 9 -61 257 -76.59% 9.0 12.21%
IAM 5 -67 74 -97.68% 6.0 -56.61%
USW 5 -17 125 -94.35% 22.0 -2.22%
SPFPA 4 -18 195 -85.47% 14.5 -56.61%
UA 4 -28 198 -69.93% 41.5 418.47%
UFCW 4 -153 134 -96.57% 33.0 119.88%
AFSCME 3 -44 95 -96.57% 44.0 75.48%
LIUNA 3 -9 133 -52.17% 20.0 25.53%
AFT 2 -30 429 -89.91% 214.5 512.82%
ATU 2 -35 42 -96.57% 21.0 39.96%
CWA 2 -36 274 -81.03% 137.0 755.91%
IATSE 2 -16 40 -94.35% 20.0 5.55%
IBEW 2 -58 16 -98.79% 8.0 -41.07%
NewsGuild 2 -4 38 -83.25% 19.0 -33.30%
United Federation LEOS-PBA 2 -3 26 -91.02% 13.0 -67.71%
WU 2 -352 54 -99.90% 27.0 7.77%
BAC 1 0 15 -37.74% 15.0 -37.74%
IBB 1 -1 500 2,399.82% 500.0 4,899.54%
NABET 1 -1 7 -92.13% 7.0 -84.36%
NNU 1 -10 352 -79.92% 352.0 1,156.62%
NUHW 1 -11 4 -99.90% 4.0 -92.13%
OPEIU 1 -13 155 -83.25% 155.0 163.17%
PATCO 1 -2 5 -54.39% 5.0 25.53%
RWDSU 1 -6 55 -77.70% 55.0 189.81%
UBC 1 -4 20 -92.13% 20.0 -51.06%
UMWA 1 1 31 - 31.0 -
URSO 1 -2 4 -94.35% 4.0 -87.69%
UWUA 1 -4 57 -68.82% 57.0 375.18%
APWU 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
BCTGM 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
FCGOA 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
IAFF 0 -7 0 - 0.0 -
ILA 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
ILWU 0 -6 0 - 0.0 -
IUJAT 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
IUPAT 0 -9 0 - 0.0 -
IWW 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
Insulators 0 -1 0 - 0.0 -
Ironworkers 0 -9 0 - 0.0 -
Multiple 0 -10 0 - 0.0 -
NAGE 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
NATCA 0 -6 0 - 0.0 -
NYSNA 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
Other 0 -5 0 - 0.0 -
PASNAP 0 -2 0 - 0.0 -
SAG-AFTRA 0 -3 0 - 0.0 -
SMART 0 -4 0 - 0.0 -
UAW 0 -17 0 - 0.0 -
UE 0 -5 0 - 0.0 -
UGSOA 0 -7 0 - 0.0 -
UNITE HERE 0 -10 0 - 0.0 -

Closed Elections by Union #

In 2023 105 petitions for new units were closed (this includes petitions where no election was ever held), with 50.48% closed with a certification order, creating 53 total new units. This was a -95.21% decrease from the previous year in successful union certifications. Overall this represents approximately 8,337 workers, which is a -85.17% decrease 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 33 -572 7 240 20.0
SEIU 14 -98 6 474 29.0
Teamsters 13 -187 9 176 20.0
WU 9 -317 8 162 21.0
IUOE 5 -62 4 75 20.0
UFCW 5 -136 3 67 20.0
IAM 4 -60 1 3 3.0
CWA 3 -32 3 51 17.0
IUPAT 2 -7 0 0 0.0
SPFPA 2 -16 1 30 30.0
UA 2 -22 1 7 7.0
UNITE HERE 2 -8 1 3,214 3,214.0
AFT 1 -25 0 0 0.0
IBEW 1 -67 1 14 14.0
IWW 1 0 0 0 0.0
Ironworkers 1 -5 1 40 40.0
Multiple 1 -9 1 600 600.0
NATCA 1 -3 1 4 4.0
Other 1 -2 1 20 20.0
PASNAP 1 0 1 61 61.0
SAG-AFTRA 1 -2 1 22 22.0
UE 1 -2 1 3,000 3,000.0
USW 1 -18 1 77 77.0
AFSCME 0 -41 0 0 0.0
APWU 0 -2 0 0 0.0
ATU 0 -39 0 0 0.0
BAC 0 -1 0 0 0.0
BCTGM 0 -1 0 0 0.0
FCGOA 0 -6 0 0 0.0
IAFF 0 -5 0 0 0.0
IATSE 0 -20 0 0 0.0
IBB 0 -2 0 0 0.0
ILA 0 -3 0 0 0.0
ILWU 0 -7 0 0 0.0
IUEC 0 -1 0 0 0.0
IUJAT 0 -1 0 0 0.0
Insulators 0 -1 0 0 0.0
LIUNA 0 -13 0 0 0.0
NAGE 0 -2 0 0 0.0
NEA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NLJSP 0 -2 0 0 0.0
NNU 0 -13 0 0 0.0
NUHW 0 -13 0 0 0.0
NYSNA 0 -1 0 0 0.0
NewsGuild 0 -7 0 0 0.0
OPEIU 0 -14 0 0 0.0
PATCO 0 -2 0 0 0.0
RWDSU 0 -7 0 0 0.0
SMART 0 -4 0 0 0.0
UAW 0 -17 0 0 0.0
UBC 0 -4 0 0 0.0
UGSOA 0 -3 0 0 0.0
UNAP 0 -2 0 0 0.0
URSO 0 -2 0 0 0.0
UWA 0 -4 0 0 0.0
UWUA 0 -8 0 0 0.0
United Federation LEOS-PBA 0 -2 0 0 0.0

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