BACKGROUND OF THE ILLINOIS LABOR NETWORK AGAINST APARTHEID

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
July 1993
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

The leaflet says the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid (ILNAA), formed in late 1987, was inspired largely by the solidarity of 350,000 striking mine workers in South Africa. South African unions have helped teach us the meaning of labor solidarity. ILNAA's purpose is to educate and activate local unions in solidarity with South African unions in the struggle to create a new democratic, non-racial South Africa and to end all forms of apartheid. The leaflet mentions labor education programs, internal resistance, mandatory comprehensive economic sanctions, corporate disinvestment, U.S. companies that have violated rights of South African workers, repression of trade unions, release of jailed trade unionists, community leaders, pressure on the SA Consulate, elected public officials, two dozen representatives of local union affiliates in Illinois, and contributions. [Note: This leaflet was most likely printed on ILNAA letterhead.]


Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers