Rating Group: United Food & Commercial Workers

1993 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 63%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 88%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 75%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 86%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Howard Berman 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 88%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 88%
John Breaux 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
Richard Bryan 63%
Dale Bumpers 75%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 25%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Ben Campbell 86%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
Mike Castle 25%
John Chafee 25%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 25%
Robert Cramer 88%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 43%
Patsy Ann Danner 88%
Thomas Daschle 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
Chet Edwards 63%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 25%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 13%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 67%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 88%
Russ Feingold 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Wendell Ford 88%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 50%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 75%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
William Goodling 13%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 13%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 38%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 63%
James Hansen 13%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75%
Jane Harman 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 13%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 88%
Jesse Helms 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 88%
Ernest Hollings 88%
Stephen Horn 38%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 13%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 88%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
Nancy Johnson 38%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
OH Governor John Kasich R 13%
Dirk Kempthorne 13%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Joseph Kennedy II 88%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 38%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 88%
Scott Klug 38%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 13%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 13%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Joe Lieberman 75%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 75%
Robert Livingston 13%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Robert Matsui 88%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 43%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 88%
Paul McHale 88%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 14%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 75%
Carrie Meek 88%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Dan Miller 13%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 88%
Constance Morella 50%
Carol Moseley Braun 75%
Patrick Moynihan 88%
Frank Murkowski 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 88%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
Don Nickles 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ronald Packard 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88%
Mike Parker 38%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 88%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25%
Owen Pickett 25%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
John Edward Porter 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Glenn Poshard 88%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 88%
Deborah Pryce 13%
Jack Quinn 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 38%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 75%
Charles Robb 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 86%
Timothy Roemer 57%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 38%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 63%
William Roth, Jr. 25%
Marge Roukema 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 88%
Jim Saxton 38%
Daniel Schaefer 13%
Steven Schiff 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 63%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Norman Sisisky 63%
David Skaggs 88%
Joseph Skeen 25%
Ike Skelton 75%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13%
Nick Smith 0%
Robert Smith 13%
Bob Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 43%
Arlen Specter 38%
Floyd Spence 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 13%
Ted Stevens 38%
Louis Stokes 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 13%
John Tanner 75%
William Tauzin 38%
Charles Taylor 13%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 25%
William Thomas 13%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 14%
Esteban Edward Torres 88%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 88%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 88%
James Walsh 63%
John Warner 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Paul Wellstone 88%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 88%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 29%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 43%

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