LABOR STRIKES AND THE PRICE OF LETTUCE

This paper examines the economic impact of the 1979 labor strike against lettuce producer-shippers in the Imperial Valley of California. The theory presented suggests that formidable problems are encountered by agricultural labor unions in obtaining higher wages for farm workers. During the 1979 strike, ironically the returns to many of the lettuce producers in the Imperial Valley increased substantially.


Issue Date:
1981-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32084
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 06, Number 1
Page range:
1-14
Total Pages:
14




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