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Jon Tester

Jon Tester's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: Jon Tester
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 94%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 89%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 88%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 91%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 88%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 94%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 84%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 93%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 86%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 86%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 94%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 83%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 92%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 76%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 91%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 89%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 91%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 93%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 93%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 93%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 100
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 90%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
2005 Montana AFL-CIO - Positions 90%
2005 Teamsters Local 190 - Positions 92%
2003 Montana AFL-CIO - Positions 77%
2003 Montana Progressive Labor Caucus - Positions 100%
2003 Teamsters Local 190 - Positions 100%
2001 Montana AFL-CIO - Positions 73%

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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.

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