Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 112th Congress.

S. 1507 - Employee Rights Act

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide protections from workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Employee Rights Act

S. 1507 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to provide protections from workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide protections from workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization.
Other Titles
  • Employee Rights Act
Sponsor
Orrin G. Hatch
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Labor-management relations
  • Organized crime
  • Violent crime
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced8/02/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced8/02/2011
8/02/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
8/02/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

42 times as much
$66,287
$6,864,752
$3,026,620
$57,975
$907,621
$1,369,995
$12,293,250
$293,200
$293,200

opposed this bill

9 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Employee Rights Act

9 organizations supported this bill

Americans for Prosperity
Valvo, James (2011, September 28). Letter of Support: Employee Rights Act, S. 1507 and H.R. 2810. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Americans for Prosperity.
Assisted Living Federation of America
Assisted Living Federation of America (2011, August 9). Congress Files Bills Aimed at Restoring Employee Protections. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Assisted Living Federation of America.
Association For Manufacturing Technology
Association for Manufacturing Technology (2012, April 24). Pro-Manufacturing Legislation in the 112th Congress. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Association for Manufacturing Technology.
Capital Research Center
Sherk, James (2012, May 31). Should Union Members Get to Re-Elect Their Unions? One Way to Make Unions Accountable. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Capital Research Center.
Center for Union Facts
Center for Union Facts (n.d.). Understanding Employee Rights. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Center for Union Facts.
Heritage Foundation
Carson, Dwayne (2012, February 17). The Employee Rights Act. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Heritage Action.
National Legal and Policy Center
Horowitz, Carl (n.d.). Sen. Hatch Unveils Employee Rights Act to Reform Labor Law. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from National Legal and Policy Center.
National Retail Federation
National Retail Federation (n.d.). Stop NRLB's Attempt At Backdoor Cardcheck. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Retail Means Jobs.
Workplace Fairness Institute
Wszolek, Fred (2012, January 31). Employers Look To Congress To Balance Labor Scale. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from Workplace Fairness Institute.

2 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
Kasperowicz, Pete (2011, August 4). Hatch, Scott seek secret ballots on union decisions, limits on union political spending. The Hill. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/175427-hatch-seeks-secret-ballots-on-union-decisions-limits-on-unions-political-spending.
California Labor Federation
Logan, John (2012, March 22). The GOP’s Assault on Labor Rights: What is Happening in the States?. Retrieved July 18, 2012, from California Labor Federation.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$63,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$137,216$0
John BarrassoRWY$51,950$0
Max BaucusDMT$116,950$5,250
Mark BegichDAK$18,162$11,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$35,450$9,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$31,325$5,000
Roy BluntRMO$291,016$0
John BoozmanRAR$72,245$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$46,080$1,500
Scott P. BrownRMA$779,758$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$56,169$13,550
Richard BurrRNC$104,737$0
Maria CantwellDWA$31,333$200
Ben CardinDMD$78,050$9,000
Tom CarperDDE$29,100$600
Bob CaseyDPA$62,600$19,700
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$445,683$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$85,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$123,730$0
William Thad CochranRMS$26,853$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$182,023$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$16,100$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$26,750$5,000
Bob CorkerRTN$126,580$0
John CornynRTX$256,990$0
Mike CrapoRID$27,600$0
Jim DeMintRSC$332,121$0
Dick DurbinDIL$70,550$2,500
Mike EnziRWY$35,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$42,000$2,500
Al FrankenDMN$42,950$15,250
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$117,983$11,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$67,078$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$148,600$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$36,450$17,750
Tom HarkinDIA$28,150$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$165,400$0
Dean HellerRNV$233,607$0
John HoevenRND$49,000$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$55,200$0
Jim InhofeROK$93,577$0
Dan InouyeDHI$19,400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$69,367$0
Mike JohannsRNE$43,496$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$232,907$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$24,300$10,950
John F. KerryDMA$58,100$0
Mark KirkRIL$388,350$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$61,283$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$6,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$91,399$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$12,700$3,500
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,500$0
Mike LeeRUT$48,746$0
Carl LevinDMI$7,000$4,000
Joe LiebermanICT$12,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$118,400$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$53,300$23,750
John McCainRAZ$231,693$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$41,700$1,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$414,583$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$74,450$7,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$13,250$11,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$26,125$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$41,050$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$26,200$0
Patty MurrayDWA$54,250$13,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$46,100$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$122,400$0
Rand PaulRKY$325,442$0
Rob PortmanROH$318,108$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$27,650$1,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,750$4,250
Harry ReidDNV$135,350$8,000
Jim RischRID$218,206$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$211,249$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$75,500$7,500
Marco RubioRFL$1,022,383$0
Bernie SandersIVT$2,250$3,100
Chuck SchumerDNY$58,150$10,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$81,720$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$27,655$10,000
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,450$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$46,850$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$130,916$11,000
Jon TesterDMT$22,566$8,000
John ThuneRSD$342,643$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,435,692$0
Mark UdallDCO$18,850$9,000
Tom UdallDNM$15,300$9,000
David VitterRLA$276,164$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$60,350$0
Jim WebbDVA$2,500$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$11,416$2,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$122,725$0
Ron WydenDOR$82,100$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$63,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$137,216$0
John BarrassoRWY$51,950$0
Max BaucusDMT$116,950$5,250
Mark BegichDAK$18,162$11,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$35,450$9,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$31,325$5,000
Roy BluntRMO$291,016$0
John BoozmanRAR$72,245$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$46,080$1,500
Scott P. BrownRMA$779,758$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$56,169$13,550
Richard BurrRNC$104,737$0
Maria CantwellDWA$31,333$200
Ben CardinDMD$78,050$9,000
Tom CarperDDE$29,100$600
Bob CaseyDPA$62,600$19,700
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$445,683$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$85,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$123,730$0
William Thad CochranRMS$26,853$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$182,023$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$16,100$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$26,750$5,000
Bob CorkerRTN$126,580$0
John CornynRTX$256,990$0
Mike CrapoRID$27,600$0
Jim DeMintRSC$332,121$0
Dick DurbinDIL$70,550$2,500
Mike EnziRWY$35,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$42,000$2,500
Al FrankenDMN$42,950$15,250
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$117,983$11,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$67,078$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$148,600$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$36,450$17,750
Tom HarkinDIA$28,150$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$165,400$0
Dean HellerRNV$233,607$0
John HoevenRND$49,000$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$55,200$0
Jim InhofeROK$93,577$0
Dan InouyeDHI$19,400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$69,367$0
Mike JohannsRNE$43,496$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$232,907$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$24,300$10,950
John F. KerryDMA$58,100$0
Mark KirkRIL$388,350$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$61,283$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$6,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$91,399$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$12,700$3,500
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,500$0
Mike LeeRUT$48,746$0
Carl LevinDMI$7,000$4,000
Joe LiebermanICT$12,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$118,400$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$53,300$23,750
John McCainRAZ$231,693$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$41,700$1,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$414,583$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$74,450$7,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$13,250$11,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$26,125$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$41,050$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$26,200$0
Patty MurrayDWA$54,250$13,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$46,100$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$122,400$0
Rand PaulRKY$325,442$0
Rob PortmanROH$318,108$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$27,650$1,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,750$4,250
Harry ReidDNV$135,350$8,000
Jim RischRID$218,206$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$211,249$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$75,500$7,500
Marco RubioRFL$1,022,383$0
Bernie SandersIVT$2,250$3,100
Chuck SchumerDNY$58,150$10,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$81,720$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$27,655$10,000
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,450$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$46,850$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$130,916$11,000
Jon TesterDMT$22,566$8,000
John ThuneRSD$342,643$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,435,692$0
Mark UdallDCO$18,850$9,000
Tom UdallDNM$15,300$9,000
David VitterRLA$276,164$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$60,350$0
Jim WebbDVA$2,500$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$11,416$2,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$122,725$0
Ron WydenDOR$82,100$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,026,620
Home care services$1,369,995
Retail trade$907,621
Labor, anti-union$66,287
Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Labor Unions$293,200
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