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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2007 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 3
Richard Ackerman 7
Anthony Adams 12
Gregory Aghazarian 12
Elaine Alquist 87
Juan Arambula 76
Roy Ashburn 20
James Battin 10
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 12
Patty Berg 94
Sam Blakeslee 12
Anna Caballero 85
Charles Calderon 79
Amina Carter 88
Joe Coto 88
Dave Cox 7
Mike Davis 85
Hector De La Torre 94
Charles DeVore 9
Denise Ducheny 77
Robert Dutton 13
Michael Duvall 12
Mervyn Dymally 97
Bill Emmerson 12
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 94
Dean Florez 83
Bonnie Garcia 12
Martin Garrick 12
Tom Harman 7
Mary Hayashi 88
Dennis Hollingsworth 7
Shirley Horton 12
Guy Houston 12
Betty Karnette 91
Richard Keene 12
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 97
John Laird 94
Lloyd Levine 97
Sally Lieber 88
Fiona Ma 100
Michael Machado 53
Abel Maldonado 10
Bob Margett 7
Bill Maze 12
Tony Mendoza 88
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 91
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
Pedro Nava 91
Roger Niello 9
Fabian Núñez 88
Jenny Oropeza 83
Nicole Parra 67
Don Perata 73
George Plescia 12
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 97
Laura Richardson 94
Gloria Romero 97
George Runner, Jr. 7
Sharon Runner 9
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 82
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 93
Jim Silva 12
Cameron Smyth 9
Jose Solorio 85
Nell Soto 75
Audra Strickland 9
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 85
Van Tran 12
Mike Villines 12
Edward Vincent 95
Patricia Wiggins 100
Leland Yee 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 85
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 90
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 97
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 53
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 94
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 91
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 83
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 61
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 94
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 97
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 94
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 97
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 88
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 87
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 91
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 80
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 77
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 87
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 97
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 12
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 12
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 20
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 12
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 10
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 12
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 21
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 12
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 12
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 12
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 3
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 12
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 9
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 10

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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