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09-HR1409 on Mar 10, 2009


Source: Employee Free Choice Act
Amends the National Labor Relations Act to require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to certify a bargaining representative without directing an election if a majority of the bargaining unit employees have authorized designation of the representative (card-check) and there is no other individual or labor organization currently certified or recognized as the exclusive representative of any of the employees in the unit.
    Requires that priority be given to any charge that, while employees were seeking representation by a labor organization, an employer:
  1. discharged or otherwise discriminated against an employee to encourage or discourage membership in the labor organization;
  2. threatened to discharge or to otherwise discriminate against an employee in order to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of guaranteed self-organization or collective bardaining rights; or
  3. engaged in any unfair labor practice that significantly interferes with, restrains, or coerces employees in the exercise of such guaranteed rights.


    • Topic: Jobs
    • Headline: Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot
    • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for card-check instead of secret union ballot

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 09-HR1409

    Neil Abercrombie s1sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
    Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
    John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010)
    Daniel Akaka s1sHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring)
    Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat
    Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
    Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Brian Baird s1sWashington Democrat (until 2010)
    Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger
    Melissa Bean s1sIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Xavier Becerra s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator
    Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
    Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat
    Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat
    Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat
    John Boccieri s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
    Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
    Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
    Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
    Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
    Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
    Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat
    Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator
    Roland Burris s1sIL Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
    Robert Byrd s1sWV Former Democratic Senator
    Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr Senator
    Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)
    Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat
    Dennis Cardoza s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
    Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat
    Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
    Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat
    Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat
    William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat
    James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina Democrat
    Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat
    Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
    John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat
    Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
    Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat
    Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
    Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
    Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
    Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
    Diana DeGette s1sColorado Democrat
    Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
    John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat
    Chris Dodd s1sCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010)
    Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas Democrat
    Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger
    Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat
    Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator
    Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat
    Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat
    Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Eni Faleomavaega s1sSamoa Democrat
    Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat
    Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
    Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
    Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
    Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Al Franken s1sMN Democrat/DFL Jr Senator
    Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat
    John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
    Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Alan Grayson s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
    Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat
    Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
    Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
    John Hall s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
    Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
    Tom Harkin s1sIA Democratic Jr Senator
    Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
    Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
    Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
    Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
    Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
    Ruben Hinojosa s1sTexas Democrat
    Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
    Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
    Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat
    Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Steny Hoyer s1sMaryland Democrat
    Daniel Inouye s1sHI Democratic Sr Senator
    Jay Inslee s1sWashington Democrat (Gov. run 2012)
    Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat
    Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat
    Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat
    Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat
    Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
    Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
    Paul Kanjorski s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
    Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat
    Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
    Ted Kennedy s2pMA Former Democrat Senator (until 2009)
    John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator
    Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Carolyn Kilpatrick s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
    Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
    Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
    Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
    Ron Klein s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
    Suzanne Kosmas s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat
    James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat
    Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
    John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat
    Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator
    Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator
    Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
    Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat
    John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat
    David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
    Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat
    Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat
    Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat
    Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Ed Markey s1sMassachusetts Democrat
    Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
    Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
    Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat
    Jim McDermott s1sWashington Democrat
    Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat
    Mike McMahon s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
    Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-Families
    Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Jeff Merkley s1sOR Democratic Jr Senator
    Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
    Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator
    Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    George Miller s2pCalifornia Democrat
    Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat
    Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010)
    Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat
    James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat
    Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
    Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
    Scott Murphy s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
    Patty Murray s1sWA Democratic Sr Senator
    John Murtha s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
    Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
    Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Richard Neal s1sMassachusetts Democrat
    Bill Nelson s1sFL Democratic Sr Senator
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat
    James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
    David Obey s1sWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
    John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Solomon Ortiz s1sTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat
    Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Ed Perlmutter s1sColorado Democrat
    Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
    Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
    Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat
    Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat
    David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
    Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat
    Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat
    Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
    Jack Reed s1sRI Democratic Sr Senator
    Harry Reid s1sNV Democratic Sr Senator
    Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat
    Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat
    John Rockefeller s1sWV Democratic Sr Senator
    Ciro Rodriguez s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
    Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Dutch Ruppersberger s1sMaryland Democrat
    Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat
    Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
    John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
    John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
    Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
    Mark Schauer s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
    Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Kurt Schrader s1sOregon Democrat
    Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
    Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
    Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat
    David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat
    Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Jeanne Shaheen s1sNH Democratic Sr Senator
    Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
    Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
    Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat
    David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat
    Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
    Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
    Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat
    Ellen Tauscher s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
    Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010)
    Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat
    Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia Democrat
    John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat
    Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat (until 2010)
    Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat
    Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts Democrat
    Tom Udall s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
    Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat
    Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families
    Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat
    Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Diane Watson s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
    Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
    Robert Wexler s1sFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
    Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
    Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
    Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)
    Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator
    John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat



    Republicans participating in 09-HR1409

    Mark Critz s1sPennsylvania Republican
    Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican
    John McHugh s1sNew York Republican/Conservative
    William Owens s1sCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)
    Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican



    Independents participating in 09-HR1409

    Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)
    Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.
    Bernie Sanders s1sVermont Independent
    Joe Sestak s1sPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 247
    Republicans: 5
    Independents: 4


















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