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Thomas 'Tom' Richard Carper's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Office: U.S. Senate (DE) - Sr, Democratic

2012 Endorsements

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 80%
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 87%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 79
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 87%
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 90%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Lifetime Scores (Senate Only) 81%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 88%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 91%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
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 100%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 89%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 87%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 91%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 80%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 87%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 93%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 86%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 90%
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 86%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 83
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 89%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 89%
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 60%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 85%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 87%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 88%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 87%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 66%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 67%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 71%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 75%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 67%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 62%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 60%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 71%
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 100%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 78%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 91%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 38%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 79%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 88%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 77%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 91%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 86%
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 92%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 75%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 88%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 85%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 75%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 71%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 25%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 83%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 90%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 60%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 79%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 93%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 92%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 87%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 81%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 77%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 77%

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