Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2006 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 4
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 7
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 11
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 96
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 4
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 80
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 93
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 88
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 85
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 92
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 96
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 96
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 96
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 4
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 4
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 4
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 93
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 96
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 8
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 4
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 96
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 85
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 4
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 93
Samuel Aanestad 4
Richard Ackerman 4
Gregory Aghazarian 8
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 92
Roy Ashburn 15
Joe Baca, Sr. 96
James Battin 4
Patty Berg 96
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 8
Russell Bogh 4
Charles Calderon 92
Joseph Canciamilla 64
Edward Chavez 88
Rebecca Cohn 96
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 7
Lynn Daucher 15
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 4
Denise Ducheny 93
Joseph Dunn 96
Robert Dutton 7
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 4
Martha Escutia 96
Liz Figueroa 81
Dean Florez 93
Dario Frommer 92
Bonnie Garcia 15
Jackie Goldberg 100
Jane Harman 0
Tom Harman 13
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4
Dennis Hollingsworth 4
Jerome Horton 96
Shirley Horton 12
Guy Houston 4
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 4
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 96
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 4
Robert Leslie 0
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 67
Abel Maldonado 12
Bob Margett 4
Barbara Matthews 65
Bill Maze 4
Carole Migden 85
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 0
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 4
Eugene Mullin 92
Kevin Murray 93
Joseph Nation 92
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 8
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 96
Deborah Ortiz 89
Nicole Parra 69
Don Perata 89
George Plescia 8
Charles Poochigian 11
Keith Stuart Richman 4
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 4
Sharon Runner 8
Ira Ruskin 96
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 96
Nell Soto 93
Audra Strickland 4
Alberto Torrico 96
Van Tran 4
Thomas Umberg 100
Mike Villines 4
Edward Vincent 100
Leland Yee 96

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