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Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: Mark Dayton
Current Office: Governor, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Labor Unions

2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 88%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 93%
2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 100%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 100%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 83%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2004 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 50%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 62%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 79%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 86%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 82%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 92%
2003 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 84%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
2002 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 86%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 90%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 83%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2001 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 86%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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