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Collin C. Peterson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 7, Democratic/Farmer/Labor

2014 Endorsements

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 71%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Lifetime Scores (House) 83%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 20
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 74%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 67%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 75%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 57%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 40%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 53
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 75%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 67%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 72%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 70%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 50%
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 76%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 86%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 71%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 67%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 67%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 60%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 67%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 67%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 53%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 77%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 76%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 71%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 67%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 72%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 67%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 77%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 86%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 71%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 11%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 66%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 77%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 12%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 100
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 96%
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 9%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 80%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 89%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 86%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 57%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 67%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 69%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 83%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 83%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 69%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 75%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 83%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 57%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 80%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 86%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 71%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 67%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 38%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 43%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 92%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 67%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 67%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 89%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 71%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 60%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 54%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 56%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 56%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 78%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 67%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 60%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 50%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 63%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 57%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 70%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 79%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 75%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 70%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 77%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 83%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 83%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 73%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 60%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 71%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 25%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 50%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 83%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 70%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 83%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 50%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 71%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 69%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 73%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 83%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 78%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 83%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 88%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 79%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 88%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 63%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 75%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 86%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 62%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 90%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 58%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 56%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 93%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 75%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 77%
1995 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 50%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 70%
1995 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 80%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 71%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 67%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 13%
1993 National Farmers Union - Positions 67%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 71%
1991 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 100%

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