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2015-16 Labor Freedom Index

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Ideal Senate Vote >
100%Brandenburg, Jack  (term)R
100%Green, Michael  (term)R
100%Hildenbrand, Dave  (term)R
100%Hune, Joe  (term)R
100%Knollenberg, Marty  (term)R
100%MacGregor, Peter  (term)R
100%Marleau, Jim  (term)R
100%Meekhof, Arlan  (term)R X
100%Proos, John  (term)R
100%Robertson, David  (term)R
100%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R
100%Stamas, Jim  (term)R
91%Colbeck, Patrick  (term)R ×
91%Emmons, Judy  (term)R ×
91%Jones, Rick  (term)R ×
91%Kowall, Mike  (term)R ×
91%Pavlov, Phil  (term)R ×
82%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ××
82%Schuitmaker, Tonya  (term)R ××
80%Hansen, Goeff  (term)R ××X
75%Nofs, Mike  (term)R XX××X
73%Horn, Kenneth  (term)R ×××
73%O'Brien, Margaret  (term)R ×××
64%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ××××
55%Casperson, Tom  (term)R ×××××
27%Rocca, Tory  (term)R ××××××××
14%Smith, Virgil  (term)D ×××××XX×
10%Johnson, Bert  (term)D ×××××X××××
9%Gregory, Vincent  (term)D ××××××××××
0%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ×××××××××××
0%Bieda, Steve  (term)D ××××××××××X
0%Hertel, Curtis, Jr.  (term)D ×××××××××××
0%Hood, Morris, III  (term)D ×××××××××××
0%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung  (term)D ××××××××××X
0%Knezek, David  (term)D ×××××××××××
0%Warren, Rebekah  (term)D ×××××××××××
0%Young, Coleman, II  (term)D ×××××××××××
Ideal House Vote >
100%Barrett, Tom  (term)R FFF
100%Bumstead, Jon  (term)R FFF
100%Canfield, Edward  (term)R FFF
100%Chatfield, Lee  (term)R FFF
100%Cole, Triston  (term)R FFF
100%Cotter, Kevin  (term)R FFF
100%Courser, Todd  (term)R FFF
100%Cox, Laura  (term)R FFF
100%Crawford, Kathy  (term)R FFF
100%Farrington, Jeff  (term)R FFF
100%Franz, Ray  (term)R FFF
100%Gamrat, Cindy  (term)R FFF
100%Garcia, Daniela  (term)R FFF
100%Glardon, Ben  (term)R FFF
100%Glenn, Gary  (term)R FFF
100%Goike, Ken  (term)R FFF
100%Graves, Joseph  (term)R FFF
100%Heise, Kurt  (term)R FFF
100%Howell, Gary  (term)R FFF
100%Iden, Brandt  (term)R FFF
100%Inman, Larry  (term)R FFF
100%Jacobsen, Bradford  (term)R FFF
100%Jenkins, Nancy  (term)R FFF
100%Johnson, Joel  (term)R FFF
100%Kelly, Tim  (term)R FFXF
100%Kesto, Klint  (term)R FFF
100%Lauwers, Dan  (term)R FFF
100%Leonard, Tom  (term)R FFF
100%Leutheuser, Eric  (term)R FFF
100%Maturen, David  (term)R FFF
100%Miller, Aaron  (term)R FFF
100%Muxlow, Paul  (term)R XFFFXX
100%Nesbitt, Aric  (term)R FFF
100%Outman, Rick  (term)R FFF
100%Pagel, David  (term)R FFF
100%Pettalia, Peter  (term)R FFF
100%Poleski, Earl  (term)R FFF
100%Potvin, Phil  (term)R FFF
100%Price, Amanda  (term)R FFF
100%Pscholka, Al  (term)R FFF
100%Rendon, Bruce  (term)R FFF
100%Roberts, Brett  (term)R FFF
100%Sheppard, Jason  (term)R FFF
100%Somerville, Patrick  (term)R FFF
100%Theis, Lana  (term)R FFF
100%VerHeulen, Rob  (term)R FFF
100%Victory, Roger  (term)R FFF
100%Webber, Michael  (term)R FFF
100%Whiteford, Mary  (term)R FFF
100%Yonker, Ken  (term)R FFF
86%Callton, Mike  (term)R FF×F
86%Forlini, Anthony  (term)R ×FFF
86%Hooker, Thomas  (term)R FF×F
86%Hughes, Holly  (term)R FF×F
86%LaFontaine, Andrea  (term)R ×FFF
86%Lyons, Lisa  (term)R FF×F
86%Runestad, Jim  (term)R FF×F
86%Tedder, Jim  (term)R ×FFF
86%Vaupel, Hank  (term)R FF×F
71%Lucido, Peter  (term)R ××FFF
71%McCready, Michael  (term)R ××FFF
57%McBroom, Ed  (term)R ××FF×F
43%Howrylak, Martin  (term)R ××FF××F
14%Bizon, John  (term)R ×××FF××F×
0%Banks, Brian  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Brunner, Charles  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Byrd, Wendell  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Chang, Stephanie  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Chirkun, John  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Clemente, Paul D.  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Cochran, Tom  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Darany, George T.  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Dianda, Scott  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Dillon, Brandon  (term)D FF××F×
0%Driskell, Gretchen  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Durhal, Fred, III  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Faris, Pam  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Garrett, LaTanya  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Gay-Dagnogo, Sherry  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Geiss, Erika  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Greig, Christine  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Greimel, Tim  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Guerra, Vanessa  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Hoadley, Jon  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Hovey-Wright, Marcia  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Irwin, Jeff  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Kivela, John  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Kosowski, Robert  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%LaGrand, David  (term)D ××FFF
0%Lane, Marilyn  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%LaVoy, Bill  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Liberati, Frank  (term)D XX×FF××F××
0%Love, Leslie  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Miller, Derek  (term)D ×FF××F××
0%Moss, Jeremy  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Neeley, Sheldon  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Pagan, Kristy  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Phelps, Phil  (term)D ×××FF××FX×
0%Plawecki, Julie  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Roberts, Sarah  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Robinson, Rose Mary  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Rutledge, David E.  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Santana, Harvey  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Schor, Andy  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Singh, Sam  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Smiley, Charles  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Townsend, Jim  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Wittenberg, Robert  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Yanez, Henry  (term)D ×××FF××F××
0%Zemke, Adam  (term)D ×××FF××F××

Legend:   Correct,  × Incorrect,  
F Chamber failed to hold vote,  E Excused,  X Not Voting,  
? Ideal Vote not set,   No vote in this chamber


Column Descriptions

House Bill 5387: Teacher strike sanctions
Impose more rigorous sanctions and more certain procedures for teachers in an illegal strike.
   • House Roll Call 388 on June 2, 2016.
   • Senate Roll Call 429 on June 8, 2016.

House Bill 5384: Don't ration Detroit charter schools
Adopt Snyder's DPS governance changes without charter school rationing.
   • House Roll Call 386 on June 2, 2016.
   • Senate Roll Call 428 on June 8, 2016.

House Bill 5070: Obama NLRB "push-back"
Declare franchise owner of sole employer in unionizing.
   • House Roll Call 499 on December 16, 2015.
   • Senate Roll Call 42 on February 11, 2016.

Senate Bill 280: Ban tax dollars for union steward
Ban state, schools and locals from paying union stewards for union work.
   • Senate Roll Call 507 on November 10, 2015.

Senate Bill 279: Ban union pension spiking
Ban "Steve Cook" school pension spiking scheme.
   • Senate Roll Call 504 on November 10, 2015.

House Bill 4052: Preempt local employer mandates
Preempt local employer wage, benefit or labor law mandates.
   • House Roll Call 173 on May 20, 2015.
   • Senate Roll Call 293 on June 11, 2015.

House Bill 4467: Allow more prisoners at private prison
Let more dangerous adult prisoners be held at private prison.
   • House Roll Call 125 on May 7, 2015.
   • Senate Roll Call 250 on May 27, 2015.

Senate Bill 3: Repeal “prevailing wage"
Repeal “prevailing wage” law that privileges unions
   • Senate Roll Call 173 on May 14, 2015.

Senate Bill 492: Push back at Obama NLRB franchise rule
Declare owner of a business franchise not the franchisor is sole employer for unionization.
   • House Roll Call 493 on December 16, 2015.
   • Senate Roll Call 510 on November 10, 2015.

House Bill 4162: Ease residential lift installer regs
Exempt residential lift installers from regs on (mostly unionized) elevator contractors.
   • House Roll Call 27 on March 11, 2015.
   • Senate Roll Call 168 on May 13, 2015.

Senate Bill 500: Increase state unemployment benefits
Tie-bar this bill to House Bill 4655, which would increase unemployment benefits.
   • Senate Roll Call 392 on October 1, 2015.


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