FREE SOUTH AFRICA ... Labor Press Packet

with American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, United Mine Workers of America, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Government Employees, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Washington, DC, United States
January 9, 1986
12 pages
Packet with press releases on the boycott products of Shell Oil Co., a division of the Royal Dutch/Shell group, by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA); American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE); and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM & AW). The AFSCME press release is a statement by Gerald W. McEntee. The AFGE statement press release is mostly the text of a statement by Kenneth T. Blaylock. The IAM & AW press release is mostly the text of a statement by William W. Winpisinger. The press releases mention President Lane Kirkland, UAW President Owen Bieber, the AFL-CIO Executive Council, ICFTU (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions), National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the Miners International Federation, Barlow Rand, coal, union-busting, black miners, black trade unions, Gerald W. McEntee, John J. Sweeney (President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU)), Lynn R. Williams (President of United Steelworkers of America); Frank Drozak (President of Seafarers International Union), Albert Shanker (President of American Federation of Teachers), Frederick O'Neal (President of Actors and Artistes of America), John Mara (secretary-treasurer of AFL-CIO Union Label and Service Trades Department), Richard L. Trumka, apartheid, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), the Free South Africa Movement, and American transnational corporations.

Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root