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Thomas 'Tom' E. Petri

Thomas 'Tom' E. Petri's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' E. Petri
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 04/03/1979
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 14%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 10%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 22%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 33%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 22%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 33%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 15%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 34%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 15%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 42%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 17%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 20%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 62%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 20%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 23%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 21%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 24%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 33%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 33%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 20%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 20%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 0%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 33%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 21%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 15%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 67%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 16%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 20
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 21%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 12
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 29%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 38%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 27%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 54%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 16%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 47%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 43%
2007 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 40
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 14%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 33%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 22%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%
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 25%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 33%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 33%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 11%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 6%
2004 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 21%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 25%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
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 11%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 12%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 13%
2003 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 17%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 15%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 22%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 25%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 9%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
2002 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 14%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 13%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 38%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 40%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 13%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 17%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 10%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 22%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 57%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 23%
2001 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 14%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 9%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 20%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
2000 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 29%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 20%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 16%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 17%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 40%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 29%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 15%
1999 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 33%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 20%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 14%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 33%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 33%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 40%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 25%
1997-2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Lifetime Score 12%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 38%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 43%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 38%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 13%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 38%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 57%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 36%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 46%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 15%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 25%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 56%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 53%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 15%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 31%
1995 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 17%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 30%
1995 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 30%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 5%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 44%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1993 National Farmers Union - Positions 44%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 25%
1991 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 0%
1989-1990 National Federation of Federal Employees - Positions 21%
1989 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 8%

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