MMT 15 Jan 50 pg 10

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in be in It also will AFL Farm Labor Union Calls For Aid To Wanderers Fresno, Cal., Jan. 14 (U.R) The 16th annual convention of the AFL Farm Labor union today today called upon the government to aid "millions of wandering farm workers" in their fight to obtain small tracts of land of their own to solve unemploy ment and health hardships. Ernesto Galarza, education director, director, charged land was being held in "large tracts for speculation speculation purposes,' forcing farm workers to live in "unhealthy dilapidated camps, trailers and shacktowns." He declared federal and state assistance was needed to provide suburban homesteads on undeveloped undeveloped land, "just as slums are cleared in the cities." To Undermine Wages International President of the NFLU H. L. Mitchell charged "foreign farm labor has been used deliberately to undermine wages and lower working standards standards of American agricultural workers." The convention unanimously adopted a resolution urging President Truman to issue an ex ecutive order abolishing an agreement between the United States and Mexico for the importation importation of 80,000 Mexican nationals nationals on American farms. . Delegates from 24 states unan imously approved a resolution urging state and federal legislation legislation making it unlawful to hire wetbacks (Mexican nationals) and other "imported foreign labor." labor." penetration into it oil the rock oil Be conduct 7:au of will the by close system (U.R) up

Clipped from Medford Mail Tribune15 Jan 1950, SunPage 10

Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, Oregon)15 Jan 1950, SunPage 10
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