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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1995 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 89%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 95%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 76%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 95%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Howard Berman 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
Rick Boucher 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
John Breaux 76%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 90%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 86%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 19%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
Mike Castle 14%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
John Chafee 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 76%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 76%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 14%
Patsy Ann Danner 71%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 19%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 62%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 76%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 19%
John Ensign 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 14%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Wendell Ford 95%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 14%
Barney Frank 95%
Robert Franks 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elizabeth Furse 95%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 19%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 95%
Henry Gonzalez 94%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 76%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 81%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 95%
Lee Hamilton 76%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
Jane Harman 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 71%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 81%
Ernest Hollings 86%
Stephen Horn 14%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 14%

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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