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S. 2168 - RESPECT Act

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the definition of supervisor. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

RESPECT Act

S. 2168 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the definition of supervisor. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the definition of supervisor.
Other Titles
  • Re-empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradesworkers Act
  • RESPECT Act
Sponsor
Richard Blumenthal
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Labor-management relations
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced3/07/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced3/07/2012
    3/07/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    $293,200
    $952,751
    $148,833
    $511,320
    $1,906,104
    16 times as much
    $7,581,456
    $66,287
    $779,122
    $365,659
    $965,471
    $1,904,162
    $345,269
    $343,971
    $1,998,035
    $301,123
    $7,177,417
    $6,864,752
    $1,684,796
    $30,377,520
    4 Organizations Supported and 13 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    RESPECT Act

    4 organizations supported this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Samuel, William (2012, March 8). Legislative Alert!. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    AFSCME & UNA (2007). UNA ACTION. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.
    American Nurses Association
    Gonzales, Rose (2007, March 29). Dear Representatives Andrews and Young:. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from American Nurses Association.
    American Rights at Work
    Cattaneo, Liz (2007, July 20). Stop the Supervisor Scam!. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from South Western District Labor Council.

    13 organizations opposed this bill

    Alliance for Worker Freedom
    Alliance For Worker Freedom (n.d.). Labor Group WILL RATE “No” Vote on H.R. 1644, “RESPECT Act”. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Alliance For Worker Freedom.
    American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
    Drevna, Charles (2008, August 21). Legislative Proposals Inconsistent with Goals of Labor Movement. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers.
    American Hospital Association
    American Hospital Association (2012, May 1). Workforce. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from American Hospital Association.
    American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration
    American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (n.d.). The “Re-Empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction and Tradeworkers (RESPECT) Act”. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration.
    Associated Builders & Contractors
    Associated Builders and Contractors (n.d.). The RESPECT Act. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
    Heritage Foundation
    Sherk, James & O'Donnel, Ryan (2009, May 28). How the RESPECT Act Hurts Companies and Employees Alike. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Heritage Foundation.
    Independent Electrical Contractors
    Independent Electrical Contractors (2010, July 0). IEC Government Affairs. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Independent Electrical Contractors.
    International Foodservice Distributors Association
    International Foodservice Distributors Association (n.d.). IFDA Issue Brief. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from International Foodservice Distributors Association.
    NACS
    National Association of Convenience Stores (n.d.). Are You Ready for the Resurgence of Organized Labor?. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from National Association of Convenience Stores.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    National Association of Manufacturers (2011, January 0). ManuFACTS: The RESPECT Act. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from National Association of Manufacturers.
    National Association of Security Companies
    National Association of Security Companies (n.d.). NASCO Position Paper: Re-Employment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradeworkers (RESPECT) Act. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from National Association of Security Companies.
    National Association of Waterfront Employers
    Caroll, Charles (2007, May 18). RE: NAWE Comments on H.R. 1644, The "RESPECT" Act. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from National Association of Waterfront Employers.
    Society for Human Resource Management
    Society for Human Resource Management (2007, September 19). Re-Employment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradeworkers (RESPECT) Act . Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Society for Human Resource Management.

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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$4,000$10,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$10,500$312,511
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$203,676
    John BarrassoRWY$20,500$239,979
    Max BaucusDMT$44,750$390,398
    Mark BegichDAK$44,600$132,328
    Michael F. BennetDCO$26,750$278,765
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$37,151
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$25,500$115,425
    Roy BluntRMO$20,420$599,913
    John BoozmanRAR$3,550$231,078
    Barbara BoxerDCA$39,850$336,406
    Scott P. BrownRMA$15,950$1,448,741
    Sherrod BrownDOH$58,870$534,175
    Richard BurrRNC$1,950$429,810
    Maria CantwellDWA$6,000$236,873
    Ben CardinDMD$32,000$146,400
    Tom CarperDDE$21,100$124,175
    Bob CaseyDPA$58,200$344,460
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600$691,548
    Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$159,093
    Tom CoburnROK$500$170,321
    William Thad CochranRMS$6,000$40,603
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,750$296,899
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$11,000$55,650
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$21,750$84,823
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,900$473,367
    John CornynRTX$14,500$760,281
    Mike CrapoRID$10,500$138,014
    Jim DeMintRSC$-50$402,203
    Dick DurbinDIL$29,750$257,925
    Mike EnziRWY$9,500$48,850
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$126,498
    Al FrankenDMN$51,000$288,267
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$84,950$624,061
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,546$197,658
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,800$271,037
    Kay R. HaganDNC$39,750$125,750
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,400$288,100
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,500$473,710
    Dean HellerRNV$500$451,883
    John HoevenRND$7,450$165,360
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$110,100
    Jim InhofeROK$3,000$208,025
    Dan InouyeDHI$20,500$170,800
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$227,786
    Mike JohannsRNE$7,500$84,373
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$308,457
    Tim JohnsonDSD$38,200$83,221
    John F. KerryDMA$28,000$146,725
    Mark KirkRIL$11,000$758,135
    Amy KlobucharDMN$24,950$240,281
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$45,475
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$26,200$426,910
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$15,500$105,865
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$21,200$55,950
    Mike LeeRUT$0$150,970
    Carl LevinDMI$18,250$178,365
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$4,800
    Dick LugarRIN$500$158,281
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$50,800$248,779
    John McCainRAZ$3,450$341,300
    Claire McCaskillDMO$18,200$368,836
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,000$1,042,808
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$27,010$534,325
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$49,500$123,938
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$29,500$94,491
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,500$178,555
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,900$168,342
    Patty MurrayDWA$35,250$372,441
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,000$145,100
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,500$419,084
    Rand PaulRKY$0$410,022
    Rob PortmanROH$500$534,862
    Mark L. PryorDAR$9,500$147,800
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$22,800$58,800
    Harry ReidDNV$64,350$543,400
    Jim RischRID$5,000$247,256
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,900$277,349
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$28,000$152,100
    Marco RubioRFL$7,850$1,299,902
    Bernie SandersIVT$22,050$39,162
    Chuck SchumerDNY$42,000$469,110
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$167,070
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$50,725$105,916
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$128,150
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$6,750$125,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$38,450$328,031
    Jon TesterDMT$37,250$216,155
    John ThuneRSD$11,400$547,445
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,000$2,091,904
    Mark UdallDCO$42,600$321,715
    Tom UdallDNM$30,583$193,383
    David VitterRLA$5,400$594,189
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$24,500$408,998
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$25,700
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$30,000$98,399
    Roger F. WickerRMS$10,500$401,719
    Ron WydenDOR$20,450$196,800

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$10,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$10,500$312,511
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$203,676
    John BarrassoRWY$20,500$239,979
    Max BaucusDMT$44,750$390,398
    Mark BegichDAK$44,600$132,328
    Michael F. BennetDCO$26,750$278,765
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$37,151
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$25,500$115,425
    Roy BluntRMO$20,420$599,913
    John BoozmanRAR$3,550$231,078
    Barbara BoxerDCA$39,850$336,406
    Scott P. BrownRMA$15,950$1,448,741
    Sherrod BrownDOH$58,870$534,175
    Richard BurrRNC$1,950$429,810
    Maria CantwellDWA$6,000$236,873
    Ben CardinDMD$32,000$146,400
    Tom CarperDDE$21,100$124,175
    Bob CaseyDPA$58,200$344,460
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600$691,548
    Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$159,093
    Tom CoburnROK$500$170,321
    William Thad CochranRMS$6,000$40,603
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,750$296,899
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$11,000$55,650
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$21,750$84,823
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,900$473,367
    John CornynRTX$14,500$760,281
    Mike CrapoRID$10,500$138,014
    Jim DeMintRSC$-50$402,203
    Dick DurbinDIL$29,750$257,925
    Mike EnziRWY$9,500$48,850
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$126,498
    Al FrankenDMN$51,000$288,267
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$84,950$624,061
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,546$197,658
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,800$271,037
    Kay R. HaganDNC$39,750$125,750
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,400$288,100
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,500$473,710
    Dean HellerRNV$500$451,883
    John HoevenRND$7,450$165,360
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$110,100
    Jim InhofeROK$3,000$208,025
    Dan InouyeDHI$20,500$170,800
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$227,786
    Mike JohannsRNE$7,500$84,373
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$308,457
    Tim JohnsonDSD$38,200$83,221
    John F. KerryDMA$28,000$146,725
    Mark KirkRIL$11,000$758,135
    Amy KlobucharDMN$24,950$240,281
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$45,475
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$26,200$426,910
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$15,500$105,865
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$21,200$55,950
    Mike LeeRUT$0$150,970
    Carl LevinDMI$18,250$178,365
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$4,800
    Dick LugarRIN$500$158,281
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$50,800$248,779
    John McCainRAZ$3,450$341,300
    Claire McCaskillDMO$18,200$368,836
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,000$1,042,808
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$27,010$534,325
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$49,500$123,938
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$29,500$94,491
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,500$178,555
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,900$168,342
    Patty MurrayDWA$35,250$372,441
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,000$145,100
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,500$419,084
    Rand PaulRKY$0$410,022
    Rob PortmanROH$500$534,862
    Mark L. PryorDAR$9,500$147,800
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$22,800$58,800
    Harry ReidDNV$64,350$543,400
    Jim RischRID$5,000$247,256
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,900$277,349
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$28,000$152,100
    Marco RubioRFL$7,850$1,299,902
    Bernie SandersIVT$22,050$39,162
    Chuck SchumerDNY$42,000$469,110
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$167,070
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$50,725$105,916
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$128,150
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$6,750$125,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$38,450$328,031
    Jon TesterDMT$37,250$216,155
    John ThuneRSD$11,400$547,445
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,000$2,091,904
    Mark UdallDCO$42,600$321,715
    Tom UdallDNM$30,583$193,383
    David VitterRLA$5,400$594,189
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$24,500$408,998
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$25,700
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$30,000$98,399
    Roger F. WickerRMS$10,500$401,719
    Ron WydenDOR$20,450$196,800

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Nurses$952,751
    State & local govt employee unions$511,320
    Labor Unions$293,200
    Other unions$148,833

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Hospitals$7,581,456
    Business services$7,177,417
    Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
    Oil & Gas$1,998,035
    Department, variety & convenience stores$1,904,162
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,684,796
    Electrical contractors$965,471
    Security services$779,122
    Food & Beverage Products and Services$365,659
    Manufacturing$345,269
    Builders associations$343,971
    Sea transport$301,123
    Labor, anti-union$66,287
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