This electronic AFL-CIO Voting Record will let you know where your lawmakers stand on such working family issues as strengthening Social Security and Medicare, freedom to join a union, workplace safety and more.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C) offered an amendment to the "21st Century Postal Service Act" that would weaken union representation rights in the workplace. The DeMint amendment would create huge financial burdens on unions by forcing them to spend significant funds on obtaining members signed authorization before participating in worker issue, organizing campaigns and legislative activities at the local, state and national levels. The amendment was rejected on April 25 by a vote of 46-53: (R: 46-0; D: 0-51; I: 0-2). Roll Call vote 81. Y=W, N=R.