Education Program for the Steering Committee

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
September 16, 1989
3 pages
Type: Program
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: PART I. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SOUTH AFRICA • -A few important facts • -Apartheid: how it controls the majority • -Economic and political ties to the U.S. • PART II. SOUTH AFRICAN UNION MOVEMENT • A. "Changing This Country" • A video produced by the ILO about South African and U.S. unions • B. Discussion Points • (1) Labor's growing role in South Africa • (2) South Africa's labor federations • (3) How are SA unions similar to and different from U.S. unions: organizationally, culturally and politically? • (4) Alliances and disagreements with U.S. unions and international bodies • PART III. STRATEGIES FOR PRESENTATIONS TO UNIONS • Discussion Points • (1) Isn't the fight for freedom in South Africa the same as in Poland, Ireland, El Salvador? • (2) How has media coverage of South and Southern Africa affected public opinion in the U.S.? • (3) Does it make any difference what we do? There isn't any hope for changing South Africa. • (4) What will it take to make apartheid fall? • (5) What will post-apartheid South Africa be like? • (6) What does labor solidarity mean for unions here and there? • (7) What is the Illinois Labor Network? Who do we speak for? • (8) What has the Network done or accomplished? • (9) What are the Network's next steps? • (10) What do boycotts, divestment, disinvestment and /or sanctions really accomplish? • (11) Why are our unions helping SA unions when we have so many problems here? • (12) Is South Africa changing? • Program for a meeting at United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 477. People on the program include Harold Rogers, National Executive Board, Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU); William J. Adelman, Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois Chicago; and Kathy Devine.

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