A higher percentage of California union members voted for Nader, than did the general population

According to CNN's exit polling in California <http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2000/results/index.epolls.html>, 6 percent of union members voted for Nader, compared with 4 percent of nonmembers and 4 percent overall. This occurred in spite of heavy pressure for Gore from the AFL-CIO Democratic Party leadership on rank-and-file members.

During the campaign, Nader stressed issues of importance to the poor, working people and union members in particular including repealing the anti-labor Taft-Hartley Act.

Three unions in California endorsed Nader: California Nurses Association, AFSCME Local 1108 and the United Electrical Workers (UE).

Labor for Nader committees were active in the S.F. Bay Area and Los Angeles.