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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Pat Quinn on Jobs
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Reformed burdensome worker compensation system. (Feb 2013)
  • Illinois Jobs Now! and Employer Training Investment Program. (Feb 2011)
  • I want to be the "Building Governor". (Jan 2010)
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Jobs
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Sharon Hansen on Jobs
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Kirk on Jobs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Jim Oberweis on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Doug Truax on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Judy Biggert on Jobs
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Member of House Education and Labor Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 42% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Jobs
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Danny Davis on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Rodney Davis on Jobs
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Bob Dold on Jobs
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • Rated 50% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Jobs
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Bill Enyart on Jobs
Democrat (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Bill Foster on Jobs
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Oct 2013)
Luis Gutierrez on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 9% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Randy Hultgren on Jobs
Republican (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 50% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Robin Kelly on Jobs
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Sep 2013)
Adam Kinzinger on Jobs
Republican (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 67% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Dan Lipinski on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Mike Quigley on Jobs
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Dec 2013)
Mel Reynolds on Jobs
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on Jobs
Republican: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Rated 50% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Bobby Rush on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Jan Schakowsky on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Brad Schneider on Jobs
Democrat (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Aaron Schock on Jobs
Republican (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 42% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
John Shimkus on Jobs
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 36% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Joe Walsh on Jobs
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • Rated 50% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Jobs
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Jerry Costello on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Timothy Johnson on Jobs
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 47% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a mixed record on union issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 17% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Donald Manzullo on Jobs
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Rated 89% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Bobby Schilling on Jobs
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 58% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
George Ryan on Jobs
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis. (Sep 1999)
James Thompson on Jobs
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Jobs
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
James Durkin on Jobs
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Peter Fitzgerald on Jobs
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Flanagan on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Denny Hastert on Jobs
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Alan Keyes on Jobs
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • We need family farms to sustain character, not to feed us. (Oct 2007)
  • Ensure job creation as means to provide health insurance. (Sep 2007)
  • Breakdown of family structure causes high black unemployment. (Sep 2007)
  • No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • Government does not create jobs, only businesses do. (Sep 2004)
  • Family farms: Decollectivize banks; withdraw from WTO. (Jan 2000)
  • Family farms are nursery of moral character. (Dec 1999)
William Lipinski on Jobs
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Jobs
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Provide capital job development in minority communities. (Jan 2004)
  • Focus on troubled fundamentals despite good short-term trend. (Jan 2004)
  • Fact Check: Claims Bush cost US 6M jobs - really only 3.2M. (Jan 2004)
  • AmeriCorps is important, as public service for young people. (Nov 2003)
  • Rebuild schools, roads, & bridges. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Barack Obama on Jobs
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 53 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • FactCheck: $10.10 minimum wage only affects 200,000 workers. (Jan 2014)
  • New ladder of opportunity into the middle class. (Jan 2014)
  • Federal contracts require minimum wage of $10.10 per hour. (Jan 2014)
  • FactCheck: Yes, 500K manufacturing jobs since 2010, but... (Feb 2013)
  • Make America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing. (Feb 2013)
  • Raise federal minimum wage to $9 per hour, and tie to COLA. (Feb 2013)
  • We were losing 800,000 jobs each month when I started. (Oct 2012)
  • Change offshore tax rules to bring back outsourced jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: Backed Employee Free Choice Act only during campaign. (Jun 2010)
  • FactCheck: Yes, wants to limit secret balloting for unions. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, McCain voted for overseas tax deferral, but. (Oct 2008)
  • End incentives that move jobs overseas. (Sep 2008)
  • Small towns get bitter over long-term joblessness. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Fair Pay Act: equal pay for equal work. (Jul 2008)
  • Expand paid sick days to seven per year. (Jul 2008)
  • Employee Free Choice Act: right to organize harassment-free. (Jul 2008)
  • 1980s: Opened first city job center in South Chicago. (Apr 2008)
  • Fight attacks on workers’ right to organize & strike. (Feb 2008)
  • Focus farm programs on family farms, not giant corporations. (Feb 2008)
  • Paying more at Wal-Mart is worth it for having US jobs. (Dec 2007)
  • Give public safety officers collective bargaining rights. (Aug 2007)
  • Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium construction created jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • Pres. candidates can afford minimum wage; most folks can’t. (Jul 2007)
  • Make the minimum wage a living wage. (Jun 2007)
  • Burdens of globalization are placed on the backs of workers. (Mar 2007)
  • Owes unions who endorsed him; that’s why he’s in politics. (Oct 2006)
  • Working full-time should mean enough to support a family. (Oct 2006)
  • Overrode federal overtime rules and raised the minimum wage. (Sep 2004)
  • Make sure that African-American men have access to jobs. (Jul 2004)
  • Fund Trade Adjustment Assistance for service workers too. (Jun 2004)
  • Increase IL minimum wage to $6.50 an hour. (Jun 2004)
  • Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs. (May 2004)
  • Obama will strengthen unions and workers’ rights. (May 2004)
  • OpEd: GM & Chrysler takeover put union needs ahead of others. (Apr 2010)

    Job Stimulus

  • FactCheck: Yes, 8M new jobs, but net 1.2M lost in recession. (Jan 2014)
  • Create 600,000 jobs in the natural gas industry. (Oct 2012)
  • Wind energy jobs are not imaginary jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • FactCheck: Jobs increasing, but still lower than in 2008. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd:Believes Keynesian theory that government spurs economy. (Sep 2010)
  • Four million jobs created or saved by recovery program. (May 2010)
  • Recession job losses more severe than anticipated. (Jan 2010)
  • Jobs must be our #1 focus in 2010. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Obama's estimate of 2M jobs saved is closer to 1M. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Economic plan may create only 2.2M jobs, not 3.5M. (Feb 2009)
  • Solution to financial crisis is more job creation. (Oct 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Chief co-sponsor of IL ENDA, against gay job discrimination. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill allowing an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
Jack Ryan on Jobs
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Jobs
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Train our workforce better to beat foreign competition. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Melissa Bean on Jobs
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
Roland Burris on Jobs
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Cardiss Collins on Jobs
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on Jobs
Green Challenger: Click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rahm Emanuel on Jobs
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Lane Evans on Jobs
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Thomas Ewing on Jobs
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Alexi Giannoulias on Jobs
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale. (Oct 2010)
  • Focus on investment in clean energy jobs. (Aug 2010)
  • Invest in clean energy jobs which cannot be outsourced. (Dec 2009)
  • Evaluate workers on their abilities, not their identities. (Dec 2009)
Debbie Halvorson on Jobs
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Phil Hare on Jobs
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Farm Bill helps farmers AND weans us off Mideast oil. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Henry Hyde on Jobs
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Mark Kirk on Jobs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Ray LaHood on Jobs
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 29% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
David Phelps on Jobs
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
John Porter on Jobs
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Glenn Poshard on Jobs
Democrat (District 19): Click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Sauerberg on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Stafford on Jobs
Libertarian challenger: Click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jerry Weller on Jobs
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Sidney Yates on Jobs
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on Jobs
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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