The State : Tulare County Cuts S.F. Trips
Tulare County supervisors voted to restrict all business travel by county employees to San Francisco in reaction to that city’s support of the United Farm Workers table grape boycott. “Don’t buy our grapes; we won’t patronize your town,” was the message contained in the supervisors’ resolution, drafted by the Tulare County Farm Bureau. The resolution also urges the County Supervisors Assn. of California not to hold meetings in San Francisco. County executive John McClure was ordered not to sleep or eat in San Francisco when he travels there on upcoming business. “Take a lunch and bring grapes,” Supervisor John Conway suggested. The UFW claims that pesticides used on the crop are harmful to the environment, farm workers and consumers. The grape industry and state regulators vigorously deny such allegations.