Fanning, Oscar A 1973-08-01

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Oscar Fanning, manager of Stanton’s labor association, describes the origin and operation of the association and expresses attitudes toward the bracero program.

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Interviewee Name: Oscar A. Fanning

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Date: August 1, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Reviews early life and educational background, Worked with USDA in Mexico, Early work with farm labor program as "recruiter" recalled, Insurance policies for braceros discussed, Cites results of crop failure in Willcox, Arizona, Creation and character of Stanton, Texas, labor association examined, Outlines operations of the association, Facilities, Public reaction and response in Stanton to bracero influx

Tape 1, Side 2: Wage and labor department regulations discussed, Recollections of area labor associations, States attitudes on relationship between mechanization and the bracero program, Opinions on the effectiveness of bracero pressure groups, Comments made on braceros' letters, Role as mediator and judge between employer and employee mentioned

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