Working for the Environment: Organized Labor and the Origins of Environmentalism in the United States, 1948–1970

  title={Working for the Environment: Organized Labor and the Origins of Environmentalism in the United States, 1948–1970},
  author={Scott Hamilton Dewey},
  journal={Environmental History},
  pages={45 - 63}
By the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, along with the Reaganite conservative backlash, it came to be conventional wisdom that workers and labor unions inevitably must be at odds with environmentalists. However, labor unions and individual workers were strong and dependable friends of wilderness preservation and air and water pollution control, as well as worker safety and health, throughout the 1950s and '60s and were ahead of the majority of the American public, including some… 
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