Bloomberg Law
July 13, 2022, 4:55 PMUpdated: July 18, 2022, 3:39 PM

Union Petitions Rose 58% in Fiscal Year 2022, NLRB Says (1)

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

Union petitions filed by US workers rose by 58% from October 2021 to June 2022—surpassing all the petitions filed in the entire previous fiscal year as workers waged high-profile labor campaigns in the wake of the pandemic.

US workers filed nearly 2,000 representation petitions during the first three quarters of fiscal 2022, compared to 1,200 over the same period in 2021, according to data released by the National Labor Relations Board last week. Unfair labor practice charges also rose, from 11,082 in 2021 to 12,819 in 2022, a 16% increase.

The data shows a sharp increase in union activity sparked ...