811.504 Mexico/5–1446

The Ambassador in Mexico (Messersmith) to the Secretary of State

No. 29,471

Sir: Reference is made to the Department’s Instruction No. 8498 of March 25, 1946,98 authorizing the Embassy to enter into an exchange [Page 1030] of Notes with the Mexican Government in order to incorporate in the Agricultural Workers’ Agreement of August 4, 1942, as amended April 26, 1943, between the Government of the United States and the Government of Mexico, changes in the Individual Work Agreement as well as in the International Agreement. It will be recalled that prior to this exchange of Notes the changes in question had been agreed upon informally by representatives of the Office of Labor, Department of Agriculture, and officials of the Mexican Ministry of Labor.

In this connection I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the Embassy’s Note No. 4905 of March 26, 1946, to the Mexican Foreign Office respecting the changes to be made in the International Agreement, as well as a copy of the Embassy’s Note No. 4909 of March 30, 1946, in regard to the changes effected in the Individual Work Agreement.99

There are also transmitted copies and translations of two Notes, respectively, No. 3427 and No. 3248 [3428?] both of April 30, 1946,1 agreeing to the proposed changes. …

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Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Sidney E. O’Donoghue

First Secretary of Embassy
  1. Not printed.
  2. Notes not printed. Agreement was reached on the following changes in the Individual Work Agreement: (1) Guarantee of minimum wage of 37 cents per hour in lieu of 30 cents per hour; (2) guarantee of sufficient employment to earn a minimum of $33.60 every two weeks; and (3) discontinuance of the savings, fund provisions.
  3. Neither printed.