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Representation Petitions - RC

Employees or a union may file a petition for a representation election (RC) after collecting signatures from at least 30% of workers in the potential bargaining unit. Petitions that are not withdrawn or dismissed result in an NLRB-conducted election. A majority of votes decides the outcome. Please note: Some petitions filed in a given year may not have an election until a subsequent year. Thus, the number of petitions may not equal the total number of dispositions in a given year.

Petitions Filed Elections Held Won by Union Lost by Union Petitions Dismissed Petitions Withdrawn
2019 1673 995 745 98 23 476
2018 1597 1120 790 330 17 386
2017 1854 1366 940 375 29 493
2016 2029 1396 1014 401 38 610
2015 2198 1574 1120 480 39 663
2014 2053 1407 952 440 24 586
2013 1986 1330 852 478 27 607
2012 1974 1348 868 480 38 597
2011 2108 1398 935 463 43 667
2010 2380 1571 1036 535 37 725