[Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are most pleased to invite you to a Solidarity Rally on Sunday, January 7 at 2: 00 p. m. with our South African union sister Nomonde Ngubo.]

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
December 7, 1989
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing from the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid signed by Johnnie Jackson, President, Chicago Chapter, Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUE); Jack Parton, Director, District 31, United Steelworkers of America; and Bill Stewart, Director, Region 4, United Auto Workers (UAW). The letter is an invitation to a Solidarity Rally on January 7 with Nomonde Ngubo, who will speak about events in South Africa and sing about the labor struggles in the U.S. and South Africa. Nomonde is a founding member of the National Union of Mineworkers; she is now an International Representative of the United Mine Workers of America. Change is happening rapidly inside South Africa; although the structures of apartheid remain in place, the regime is feeling the "squeeze" between international sanctions from the outside and the Campaign of Defiance from the inside. The Labor Network worked in the campaign to free union leader Moses Mayekiso, who is now a leader of the Defiance Campaign, and it supports sanctions against South Africa until apartheid is ended and a boycott of Shell Oil until Shell stops fueling the apartheid system.
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers