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Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee

Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee
Current Office: Governor, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010

Labor Unions

2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 63%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 50%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 57%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 75%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 20%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 67%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 46%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 43%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 58%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 58%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 67%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 67%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 33%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 36%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 56%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 55%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 46%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 57%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 44%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 31%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 55%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 57%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 17%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 43%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 45%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 43%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 58%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 25%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 46%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 50%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 29%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 40%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 40%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 23%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 40%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 58%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 70%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 33%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 63%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 42%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 75%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 90%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 43%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 91%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 36%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 50%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 58%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 50%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 57%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 83%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 54%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 57%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 31%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 43%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 33%

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