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

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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