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Jim Cooper

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

Full Name: Jim Cooper
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 7, 2014

Labor Unions

2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 81%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 77%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 50%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 50%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 85%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 71%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 77%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 43%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 57%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 53%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 25%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 25%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 44%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 60%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 22%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 82%
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 81%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 11%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 70%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 86%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 71%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 66%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 70%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 12%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 25
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 94%
2007 Alliance for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 88%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 91%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 84%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 80
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 86%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 78%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 83%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 66%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 66%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 77%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 67%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 67%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 25%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 81%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 66%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 64%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 79%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 71%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 80%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 38%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 86%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 75%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 67%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 93%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 87%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%

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