Key Votes

2012 All Labor Unions Key Votes

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12/20 NA HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House (215 - 209) 12/06 MI HB 4003 Limits Labor Organization Activities: Public Entities Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 4) 12/06 MI SB 116 Prohibits Employees from Being Required to Join a Labor Union Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 8/31 CA AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Concurrence Vote Failed - House (35 - 33) 5/31 NA H Amdt 1160 Project Labor Agreements Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 198) 5/30 MA H 3986 Authorizes Child Care Workers to Form Labor Organizations Bill Passed - House (117 - 32) 5/30 CA AB 1450 Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers Bill Passed - House (51 - 26) 5/03 CT HB 5312 Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14) 5/03 MO HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House (83 - 76) 4/20 CT HB 5312 Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions Bill Passed - House (84 - 57) 4/10 AL SB 388 Amends State Employee Pensions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 3/14 NH HB 1677 Prohibits Requiring Public Employees to Join Labor Unions Bill Passed - House (198 - 139) 3/07 MI HB 4929 Prohibits Union Dues Deductions from School Employee Paychecks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 54) 3/07 MI HB 4929 Prohibits Union Dues Deductions from School Employee Paychecks Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 3/07 GA SB 469 Prohibits Picketing in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18) 3/05 ID HCR 40 2 Percent Pay Raise for State Employees Resolution Passed - House (54 - 14) 2/28 AZ SB 1486 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Compensation for Union Activities Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 2/28 CO HB 1115 Authorizes Businesses to Comment on Fiscal Impact of Proposed Legislation Bill Passed - House (41 - 22) 2/22 MI SB 971 Repeals Collective Bargaining Rights for Graduate Research Assistants Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 2/15 MI HB 5085 Prohibits public employers from deducting political contributions from employee paychecks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 43) 2/15 NH HB 1666 Limits State Contribution to Public Employee Benefits Bill Passed - House (232 - 119) 2/14 MI HB 5085 Prohibits public employers from deducting political contributions from employee paychecks Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 2/14 FL SB 2038 Private Correctional Facilities Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 21) 2/06 NA HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (75 - 20) 2/03 NA HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House (248 - 169) 2/01 IN HB 1001 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join a Labor Organization Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22) 1/25 IN HB 1001 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join a Labor Organization Bill Passed - House (54 - 44) 1/23 IN SB 269 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22) 1/05 NH HB 383 Prohibits State Employees From Being Requied to Pay Association Fees Bill Passed - House (212 - 128)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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