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Bernie Sanders' Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Labor Unions

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issue concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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2019
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2018
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2012
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1997
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2017
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2015
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2014
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2011
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2011
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1997
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1996
86%
2011-2012
100%
2001-2002
86%
1991
80%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995
67%
2008
90%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
78%
1998
43%
1997
93%
1996
90%
1995
100%
1994
100%
1993
100%
2007
100%
2006
93%
2005
93%
2004
93%
2003
100%
2002
92%
2001
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2000
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1999
92%
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