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Jim Costa's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 16, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Lifetime Scores (House) 88%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 66%
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 79%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 86%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 57%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 68
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 71%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 87%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 72%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 78%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 81%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 76%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 86%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 87%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
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 93%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 11%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 93%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 93%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 79%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 40
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 95%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 87
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
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 83%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 89%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2007 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 33
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 71%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
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 85%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 93%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 87%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 71%
2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 50%
2002 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 57%
2001 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 61%
2000 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 89%
1999 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 79%
1998 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 64%
1997-2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Lifetime Score 43%
1997 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 86%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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