Key Votes

2013 All Labor Unions Key Votes

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12/11 MI HB 4369 Expands the Education Achievement Authority Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 53) 12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 24) 11/06 IL SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Bill Passed - House (87 - 26) 5/20 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - House (68 - 66) 5/15 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 32) 5/13 MO SB 29 Requires Consent for Automatic Withdrawal of Union Fees for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (85 - 69) 5/13 NY A 1792 Establishes a "Farm Worker Bill of Rights" Bill Passed - House (83 - 53) 5/06 MO HB 34 Expands Prevailing Wage Requirements for Public Works Projects Concurrence Vote Passed - House (93 - 64) 5/02 IL SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 51) 4/30 DE SB 21 Requires the Governor to Appoint Labor Union Representatives to a State Benefits Committee Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8) 4/29 MO HB 34 Expands Prevailing Wage Requirements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 4/12 NA HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act Bill Passed - House (219 - 209) 4/09 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15) 4/08 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - House (99 - 41) 4/05 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 32) 4/04 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13) 4/02 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 3/26 KY SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 28) 3/26 KY SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 6) 3/21 MI HB 4369 Expands the Education Achievement Authority Bill Passed - House (57 - 53) 3/20 IL SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22) 3/19 KS HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 54) 3/14 KS HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 3/14 MO SB 29 Requires Consent for Automatic Withdrawal of Union Fees for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 3/07 AL SB 41 Amends Employment Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 3/06 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (74 - 22) 2/28 MO HB 34 Authorizes School Districts To Opt Out of Prevailing Wage Requirement Bill Passed - House (89 - 59) 2/27 KY SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Bill Passed - House (55 - 45) 2/27 NM HB 64 Amends Educational Employee Pension Funds and Policies Bill Passed - House (50 - 17) 2/19 IA HF 215 Appropriates Education Funding and Establishes New Programs Bill Passed - House (52 - 44) 2/15 NA HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House (261 - 154) 2/05 CO SB 25 Authorizes Statewide Firefighter Labor Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15) 1/31 KS HB 2023 Prohibits Manditory Labor Organizational Fees for Political Purposes Bill Passed - House (68 - 56)

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:

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  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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