Congressman Steve Cohen earned an ‘A’ on the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Congressional Scorecard for the First Session of the 112th Congress. He was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional delegation to score an ‘A.’
“American workers and their families are the backbone of the modern economy. Although there are signs of an upswing, these are still tough economic times and Congress must work to help workers, their families and their communities. I am honored to be recognized by the UFCW for my work in Congress,” Congressman Cohen said.
Whether it was jobs or workers’ rights, each member of Congress was judged on their commitment to America’s working families in the UFCW Congressional Scorecard. The bills that were scored each had or would have had a real-life impact on the 1.3 million members the UFCW represents in retail, grocery, and meatpacking.
UFCW positively scored votes supporting the American Jobs Act, extending Trade Adjustment Assistance, and protecting the right of workers to organize. On the other hand, it penalized members who voted to dismantle workers’ rights and pass the most extreme budget in generations.