Free Speech and the Market Economy

Authors

  • Joseph K. Skinner

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-043-06-1991-10_3

Keywords:

Education, Media

Abstract

The latest nationwide boycott of California table grapes launched by the United Farm Workers (UFW) of the AFL-CIO has resulted in scores of arrests on supermarket property across the country. Most of those arrested are what the union calls "informational pickets," who gather at the supermarkets to warn consumers that table grapes receive more applications of the most toxic kinds of pesticides than any other California fruit crop, and to explain the special hazards faced by farm workers when such pesticides are used. Through the boycott, the UFW hopes to compel California's wealthy grape growers to sit down with them to negotiate an end to the use of the five most toxic pesticides currently in the grape fields.

Published

1991-11-03

Issue

Section

Articles