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On February 11th, 1969 President Nixon reviewed the proposed farm labor legislation. He appointed George P. Shultz (Secretary of Labor) and Clifford Hardin (Secretary of Agriculture) to analysis the problems within the agriculture sector throughout the United States. From the result of agricultural studies the Taft-Hartley Act was developed. The Taft-Hartley Act restricted the efforts of the all unions including the United Farm Workers Union. The act was not created objectively, it was created to hinder and stop unions and working individuals from fighting to improve their working conditions. The second article describes the effects and process of automation to harvest grapes and the impact it had on farm workers.
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"Nixon Eyes Farm Labor & Automation Near for Wine Grape Harvest: Nixon Apunta a La Mano de Obra Agrícola y La Automatización Cerca de la Cosecha de Uva Para Vino" (1969). Politicians. 6.