Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2009 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 33
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 100
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 89
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 94
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 29
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 94
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 100
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 89
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 83
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 44
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 100
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 28
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 89
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 22
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 94
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 94
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 89
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 28
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 28
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 78
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 80
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 39
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 78
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 87
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 33
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 94
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 44
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 87
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 28
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 83
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 94
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 93
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 93
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 94
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 20
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 87
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 83
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 67
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 80
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 33
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 13
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 40
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 92
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 33
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 27
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 87
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 100
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 94
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 94
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 27
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 89
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 91
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 94
Samuel Aanestad 13
Anthony Adams 39
Elaine Alquist 77
Juan Arambula 78
Roy Ashburn 27
Bill Berryhill 44
Sam Blakeslee 39
Anna Caballero 94
Charles Calderon 83
Amina Carter 89
Joe Coto 89
Dave Cox 13
Mike Davis 73
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 22
Denise Ducheny 80
Robert Dutton 20
Michael Duvall 6
Bill Emmerson 39
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 94
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dean Florez 93
Warren Furutani 100
Martin Garrick 33
Danny Gilmore 56
Tom Harman 33
Mary Hayashi 89
Dennis Hollingsworth 13
Alyson Huber 72
Christine Kehoe 93
Fiona Ma 89
Abel Maldonado 47
Tony Mendoza 89
Jeff Miller 28
Pedro Nava 89
Roger Niello 33
Jenny Oropeza 85
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 93
George Runner, Jr. 27
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 94
Jim Silva 29
Cameron Smyth 39
Jose Solorio 94
Tony Strickland 33
Audra Strickland 50
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 44
Mike Villines 28
Patricia Wiggins 87

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