This chapter examines the responses of environmentalists and labor unions to California Governor George Deukmejian’s pesticide deregulation efforts in the 1980s. Deukmejian committed himself to weakening California’s regulatory structure and encountered opposition from unions and the environmental movement, who defended existing regulatory agencies and law and supported new initiatives to better protect public health. This chapter discusses the collaboration among unions and environmental organizations, such as California Rural Legal Assistance, the Sierra Club, and the United Farm Workers (UFW), as they battled Deukmejian, growers, and scientists over pesticides, health, and acceptable risk. It argues that cooperation between the UFW and environmentalists occurred on a limited basis in California during the period 1982–1990.
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