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Steve J. Israel

Steve J. Israel's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: Steve J. Israel
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independence, Working Families for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 93%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 93%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 96%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
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 100%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 96%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 91%
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 100%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 89%
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 100%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 85%
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 93%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
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 0%
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 93%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 89%
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 87%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 71%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 93%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 93%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 88%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 93%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 62%
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 57%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 83%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 67%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 89%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 62%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 78%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 73%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 77%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 67%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 78%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 67%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 67%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 25%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 91%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 75%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 63%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 63%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 90%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 75%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 80%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 88%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 77%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%

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