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    This page contains group ratings from independent policy groups. Each group determines their own rating system.

12-UFCW-S on May 2, 2012

Political Group Ratings: by UFCW on labor-management issues
Source: UFCW website
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is North America's Neighborhood Union--1.3 million members with UFCW locals in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Our members work in supermarkets, drug stores, retail stores, meatpacking and meat processing plants, food processing plants, and manufacturing workers who make everything from fertilizer to shoes. We number over 60,000 strong with 25,000 workers in chemical production and 20,000 who work in garment and textile industries.
    The UFCW Senate scorecard is based on these key votes:
  1. American Jobs Act (+)
  2. Balanced Budget Amendment (-)
  3. Rejecting Cut, Cap, and Balance (+)
  4. Repeal Health Care Law (-)
  5. Sen. Am. 14 Wicker Am. to S 223, excluding unionization at TSA (-)
  6. Sen. Am. 740 McCain Am. to HR 2112, defunding TAA (-)
  7. Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act (TAA) (+)

Also see the related United Food and Commercial Workers ratings of the House.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Question 20: Stimulus better than market-led recovery Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Corporations
  • Headline: by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record (Score: 0)
  • Headline 3: by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record (Score: 1)

  • 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 12-UFCW-S

Daniel Akaka s3n86%HI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Max Baucus s3n86%MT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mark Begich s2n71%AK Democratic Jr Senator 
Michael Bennet s2n71%CO Democratic Jr Senator 
Jeff Bingaman s3n86%NM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Richard Blumenthal s3n86%CT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Boxer s3n86%CA Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown s2n71%OH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s3n86%WA Democratic Jr Senator 
Benjamin Cardin s3n86%Maryland Democrat 
Tom Carper s2n71%DE Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Casey s3n86%PA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Kent Conrad s3n100%ND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Chris Coons s3n86%DE Democratic Jr Senator 
Richard Durbin s3n86%IL Democratic Sr Senator 
Dianne Feinstein s3n86%CA Democratic Sr Senator 
Al Franken s3n86%MN Democrat/DFL Jr Senator 
Kirsten Gillibrand s3n83%New York Democrat 
Kay Hagan s3n86%NC Democratic Jr Senator 
Tom Harkin s3n86%IA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Daniel Inouye s3n86%HI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s3n86%SD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Kerry s3n80%MA Democratic Sr Senator 
Amy Klobuchar s3n86%MN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s2n71%WI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Mary Landrieu s3n83%LA Democratic Sr Senator 
Frank Lautenberg s3n86%NJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s3n86%VT Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s3n86%MI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Joe Manchin III s2n71%WV Democratic Senator 
Claire McCaskill s3n86%MO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Robert Menendez s3n86%New Jersey Democrat 
Jeff Merkley s3n86%OR Democratic Jr Senator 
Barbara Mikulski s3n86%MD Democratic Sr Senator 
Patty Murray s3n86%WA Democratic Sr Senator 
Ben Nelson s2n57%NE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Bill Nelson s2n71%FL Democratic Sr Senator 
Mark Pryor s3n83%AR Democratic Sr Senator 
Jack Reed s3n86%RI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s2n71%NV Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s3n86%WV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Charles Schumer s3n86%NY Democratic Sr Senator 
Jeanne Shaheen s3n86%NH Democratic Sr Senator 
Debbie Stabenow s3n86%MI Democratic Jr Senator 
Jon Tester s2n71%MT Democratic Jr Senator 
Mark Udall s2n71%CO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s3n86%New Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Mark Warner s3n83%VA Democratic Sr Senator; previously Governor 
James Webb s3n86%VA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s3n86%RI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Ron Wyden s3n86%OR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 12-UFCW-S

Lamar Alexander s1n14%TN Republican Sr Senator 
Kelly Ayotte s1n14%NH Republican Jr Senator 
John Barrasso s1n17%WY Republican Jr Senator 
Roy Blunt s2n29%Missouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boozman s2n29%AR Republican Jr Senator 
Richard Burr s1n14%NC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Saxby Chambliss s1n14%GA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Daniel Coats s2n29%IN Republican Jr Senator 
Tom Coburn s1n17%OK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Thad Cochran s2n29%MS Republican Sr Senator 
Susan Collins s1n14%ME Republican Sr Senator 
Bob Corker s1n17%TN Republican Jr Senator 
John Cornyn s1n14%TX Republican Sr Senator 
Michael Crapo s1n14%ID Republican Sr Senator 
Jim DeMint s1n14%SC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
John Ensign s1n0%NV Republican Jr Senator 
Lindsey Graham s1n14%SC Republican Sr Senator 
Chuck Grassley s1n14%IA Republican Sr Senator 
Orrin Hatch s1n14%UT Republican Sr Senator 
Dean Heller s2n50%Nevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
John Hoeven s2n29%ND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010) 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1n14%TX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
James Inhofe s1n14%OK Republican Sr Senator 
Johnny Isakson s2n29%GA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Mike Johanns s2n29%NE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
Ron Johnson s1n14%WI Republican Sr Senator 
Mark Kirk s1n14%IL Republican Jr Senator 
Jon Kyl s1n14%AZ Republican Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Mike Lee s1n14%UT Republican Jr Senator 
Richard Lugar s2n29%IN Republican Sr Senator 
John McCain s1n17%AZ Republican Sr Senator 
Mitch McConnell s1n14%KY Republican Sr Senator 
Jerry Moran s2n29%Kansas Republican (until 2010) 
Lisa Murkowski s2n29%AK Republican Sr Senator 
Rand Paul s1n14%KY Republican Jr Senator 
Jim Risch s1n14%ID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator 
Pat Roberts s1n14%KS Republican Sr Senator 
Marco Rubio s1n14%FL Republican Jr Senator 
Jeff Sessions s1n14%AL Republican Sr Senator 
Richard Shelby s1n14%AL Republican Jr Senator 
Olympia Snowe s1n14%ME Republican Sr Senator 
John Thune s1n14%SD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Pat Toomey s1n14%PA Republican Jr Senator 
David Vitter s1n14%LA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Roger Wicker s2n29%Mississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 



Independents participating in 12-UFCW-S

Scott Brown s1n14%NH Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator 
Joseph Lieberman s2n67%CT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bernie Sanders s3n86%Vermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 51
Republicans: 45
Independents: 3


















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