In an effort to save his governorship, Gov. Gray Davis gave a speech on Sunday at the union hall for the South Bay A.F.L.-C.I.O. Labor Council. Organized labor has been a consistent source of support for Davis throughout his political career. Earlier that day, Davis appeared at a bill-signing ceremony for legislation requiring employers to help provide health care coverage to about one million California workers who are currently uninsured.
See Dean E. Murphy, The New York Times, October 5, 2003