by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
January 11, 1988
1 page
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: 1. Imprisonment/trials of labor leaders • 2. Shell Boycott • 3. Comprehensive Sanctions • 4. Other • Plan of action adopted by the Steering Committee of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid. The plan of action says send letters from Network and individuals unions to Pres. Botha & U.S. State Department demanding release of Moses Mayekiso and others on trial for treason and stronger U.S. government action. The plan of action says send petitions to union locals asking them to circulate and return; demand release of all trade unionists, an end to violence against unions and that the U.S. government break all relations with South Africa unless prisoners are released and violence ends. The document discusses South African President P.W. Botha, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), Bill Adelman, Bill Bork, a labor demonstration, union locals, Shell Oil, Local 705 Teamsters, the June 16 Soweto demonstration in Chicago, Democratic Presidential candidates, direct ties between unions, an educational/strategy conference, the Illinois Congressional delegation, the City Council, the State Legislature, resolutions, and the Cranston bill.
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers