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Nader Receives An Electrical Worker’s Union Endorsement

For the first time in the history of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America union, 35,000 members strong, the organization has endorsed a presidential candidate who is not a Democrat. Ralph Nader, Green Party presidential nominee, secured the UE’s endorsement, becoming only the fifth person ever to be backed by the Union. The UE previously endorsed only Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, George McGovern and Michale Dukakis. Nader spokeswoman Laura Jones said, “We’re very excited about the endorsement…there is growing enthusiasm among workers and union members…for this campaign.”

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Washington Post - August 30, 2000