by Cole Wright, Kathy Devine
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
Undated, about February or very early March 1995
1 page
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The report says the visit to South Africa by Cole Wright and Kathy Devine is our first; we hope to meet unions, visit worksites, Cosatu, the ANC and others, and report to local unions in Illinois upon return. The report says Our travel is paid by local unions and groups which were part of the Free South Africa Movement; primarily United Auto Workers/UAW Region 4; American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees/AFSCME Illinois; and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists/CBTU-Chicago. The report says Cole, recently retired from United Food & Commercial Workers staff, has long been active in CBTU and Southern African work. KATHY, member of the Newspaper Guild Local 71, works on union and community publications. The report says both are life-long labor and community activists, and were instrumental in forming the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid (chaired by UAW Region 4 and United Steelworkers District 31); Cole on the Steering Committee and Kathy as coordinator. The report discusses COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), the ANC (African National Congress), Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. [Note: This report was apparently written by Kathy Devine and/or Cole Wright.]
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers