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Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Labor Unions

2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 29%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 7%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 14%
2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 10%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 10%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 17%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
2004 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 38%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 31%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 11%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 14%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 9%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 8%
2003 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 15%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
2002 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 0%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 17%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 30%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 12%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 18%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
2001 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 14%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
2000 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 27%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 36%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 25%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 14%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 15%
1999 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 17%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 20%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 60%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 20%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 10%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 17%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 25%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 14%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 14%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 43%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 10%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 25%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 50%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 40%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 11%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 46%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 40%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 38%

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