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i I a a Unionists Oppose Mexican Labor Washington -(UPD-American -(UPD-American -(UPD-American -(UPD-American union leaders said Wednesday Wednesday they will boycott negotiations negotiations on admitting Mexican farmers to the United States to help harvest crops. They said they also were consider ing withdrawing their support of the program under which -the -the farmers, known as "Braceros," are allowed legal entry under a U.S.-Mexican U.S.-Mexican U.S.-Mexican treaty. U. S. and Mexican officials are now discussing a renewal j of that treaty. Labor's viewpoint was stated by Frank Noakes, chairman of th U. S. section of a Mexican-American Mexican-American Mexican-American trade union committee. He called the negotiations a "farce" and said unless organized labor is consulted, not much can be done to protect the interests of American or Mexican farmers affected by the program. program. About 4,000 Mexicans are brought into this county each year to take temporary farm jobs. They are used mainly in the Southwest.