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S. 2168 - Re-Empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradesworkers 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.

Re-Empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradesworkers 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…

    $279,950
    $946,436
    $152,167
    $509,720
    $1,888,273
    17 times as much
    $7,169,010
    $57,937
    $667,522
    $359,818
    $958,116
    $1,866,446
    $234,182
    $345,971
    $2,212,546
    $430,673
    $7,000,764
    $8,960,737
    $1,648,111
    $31,911,833
    4 Organizations Supported and 13 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Re-Empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradesworkers 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$12,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$10,500$362,444
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$237,161
    John BarrassoRWY$20,500$246,079
    Max BaucusDMT$42,250$384,968
    Mark BegichDAK$39,450$112,100
    Michael BennetDCO$27,750$277,749
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$30,151
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$26,500$120,675
    Roy BluntRMO$20,620$675,234
    John BoozmanRAR$2,400$278,778
    Barbara BoxerDCA$37,750$303,665
    Scott BrownRMA$15,950$1,589,606
    Sherrod BrownDOH$57,370$524,925
    Richard BurrRNC$1,700$393,363
    Maria CantwellDWA$6,000$231,823
    Ben CardinDMD$32,000$142,700
    Tom CarperDDE$21,100$111,425
    Bob CaseyDPA$57,950$358,797
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600$836,748
    Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$248,750
    Tom CoburnROK$0$227,621
    William Thad CochranRMS$6,000$49,053
    Susan CollinsRME$23,750$365,983
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$11,000$50,750
    Chris CoonsDDE$21,500$90,073
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,900$463,350
    John CornynRTX$14,500$1,001,053
    Mike CrapoRID$10,500$135,864
    Jim DeMintRSC$-50$487,721
    Dick DurbinDIL$28,750$268,450
    Mike EnziRWY$9,500$50,100
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$110,998
    Alan FrankenDMN$49,500$227,068
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$84,500$607,436
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,546$212,508
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,800$287,187
    Kay HaganDNC$39,500$87,550
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,650$290,836
    Orrin HatchRUT$22,500$460,560
    Dean HellerRNV$500$458,283
    John HoevenRND$7,250$176,460
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$162,750
    Jim InhofeROK$2,750$303,675
    Dan InouyeDHI$20,500$168,450
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$228,136
    Mike JohannsRNE$7,500$135,423
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$348,553
    Tim JohnsonDSD$38,200$80,521
    John KerryDMA$28,000$187,350
    Mark KirkRIL$13,900$817,047
    Amy KlobucharDMN$24,950$227,231
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$33,725
    Mary LandrieuDLA$26,200$435,300
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$15,500$98,600
    Patrick LeahyDVT$21,200$51,600
    Mike LeeRUT$0$163,496
    Carl LevinDMI$16,750$183,154
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,800
    Dick LugarRIN$500$154,806
    Joe ManchinDWV$50,800$257,029
    John McCainRAZ$3,450$374,705
    Claire McCaskillDMO$17,950$348,636
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,000$1,288,283
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$27,010$486,375
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$47,450$119,655
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$29,500$98,962
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,500$194,166
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,900$210,392
    Patty MurrayDWA$32,800$348,334
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,000$141,950
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,500$416,834
    Rand PaulRKY$750$454,457
    Rob PortmanROH$5,300$589,495
    Mark PryorDAR$9,500$148,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$22,050$56,500
    Harry ReidDNV$68,350$536,850
    Jim RischRID$5,000$298,509
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,400$345,449
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$23,000$147,150
    Marco RubioRFL$7,100$1,099,580
    Bernie SandersIVT$22,050$36,162
    Chuck SchumerDNY$42,000$448,810
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$203,020
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$50,700$108,816
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$128,550
    Olympia SnoweRME$6,510$126,750
    Debbie StabenowDMI$38,200$330,348
    Jon TesterDMT$37,250$189,756
    John ThuneRSD$11,400$672,380
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,000$2,031,266
    Mark UdallDCO$42,600$327,625
    Tom UdallDNM$28,917$170,483
    David VitterRLA$5,400$653,363
    Mark WarnerDVA$24,500$354,548
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$26,700
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$30,000$95,250
    Roger WickerRMS$10,500$467,719
    Ron WydenDOR$20,450$204,814

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$12,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$10,500$362,444
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$237,161
    John BarrassoRWY$20,500$246,079
    Max BaucusDMT$42,250$384,968
    Mark BegichDAK$39,450$112,100
    Michael BennetDCO$27,750$277,749
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$30,151
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$26,500$120,675
    Roy BluntRMO$20,620$675,234
    John BoozmanRAR$2,400$278,778
    Barbara BoxerDCA$37,750$303,665
    Scott BrownRMA$15,950$1,589,606
    Sherrod BrownDOH$57,370$524,925
    Richard BurrRNC$1,700$393,363
    Maria CantwellDWA$6,000$231,823
    Ben CardinDMD$32,000$142,700
    Tom CarperDDE$21,100$111,425
    Bob CaseyDPA$57,950$358,797
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600$836,748
    Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$248,750
    Tom CoburnROK$0$227,621
    William Thad CochranRMS$6,000$49,053
    Susan CollinsRME$23,750$365,983
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$11,000$50,750
    Chris CoonsDDE$21,500$90,073
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,900$463,350
    John CornynRTX$14,500$1,001,053
    Mike CrapoRID$10,500$135,864
    Jim DeMintRSC$-50$487,721
    Dick DurbinDIL$28,750$268,450
    Mike EnziRWY$9,500$50,100
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$110,998
    Alan FrankenDMN$49,500$227,068
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$84,500$607,436
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,546$212,508
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,800$287,187
    Kay HaganDNC$39,500$87,550
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,650$290,836
    Orrin HatchRUT$22,500$460,560
    Dean HellerRNV$500$458,283
    John HoevenRND$7,250$176,460
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$162,750
    Jim InhofeROK$2,750$303,675
    Dan InouyeDHI$20,500$168,450
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$228,136
    Mike JohannsRNE$7,500$135,423
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$348,553
    Tim JohnsonDSD$38,200$80,521
    John KerryDMA$28,000$187,350
    Mark KirkRIL$13,900$817,047
    Amy KlobucharDMN$24,950$227,231
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$33,725
    Mary LandrieuDLA$26,200$435,300
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$15,500$98,600
    Patrick LeahyDVT$21,200$51,600
    Mike LeeRUT$0$163,496
    Carl LevinDMI$16,750$183,154
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,800
    Dick LugarRIN$500$154,806
    Joe ManchinDWV$50,800$257,029
    John McCainRAZ$3,450$374,705
    Claire McCaskillDMO$17,950$348,636
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,000$1,288,283
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$27,010$486,375
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$47,450$119,655
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$29,500$98,962
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,500$194,166
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,900$210,392
    Patty MurrayDWA$32,800$348,334
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,000$141,950
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,500$416,834
    Rand PaulRKY$750$454,457
    Rob PortmanROH$5,300$589,495
    Mark PryorDAR$9,500$148,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$22,050$56,500
    Harry ReidDNV$68,350$536,850
    Jim RischRID$5,000$298,509
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,400$345,449
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$23,000$147,150
    Marco RubioRFL$7,100$1,099,580
    Bernie SandersIVT$22,050$36,162
    Chuck SchumerDNY$42,000$448,810
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$203,020
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$50,700$108,816
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$128,550
    Olympia SnoweRME$6,510$126,750
    Debbie StabenowDMI$38,200$330,348
    Jon TesterDMT$37,250$189,756
    John ThuneRSD$11,400$672,380
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,000$2,031,266
    Mark UdallDCO$42,600$327,625
    Tom UdallDNM$28,917$170,483
    David VitterRLA$5,400$653,363
    Mark WarnerDVA$24,500$354,548
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$26,700
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$30,000$95,250
    Roger WickerRMS$10,500$467,719
    Ron WydenDOR$20,450$204,814

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Nurses$946,436
    State & local govt employee unions$509,720
    Labor Unions$279,950
    Other unions$152,167

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    Hospitals$7,169,010
    Business services$7,000,764
    Oil & Gas$2,212,546
    Department, variety & convenience stores$1,866,446
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,648,111
    Electrical contractors$958,116
    Security services$667,522
    Sea transport$430,673
    Food & Beverage Products and Services$359,818
    Builders associations$345,971
    Manufacturing$234,182
    Labor, anti-union$57,937
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