[Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thank you for joining with more than 30 union representatives on November 23 to form the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.]

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
December 8, 1987
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing signed by Kathy Devine, Coordinator, Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid. The mailing says thank you for joining with more than 30 union representatives on November 23 to form the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid; it is a commitment to take action and not to stand by silently while South Africa jails union leaders and tries them for treason. The mailing says the apartheid government intends to put Moses Mayekiso, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), and other labor leaders on trial for treason in early 1988; NUMSA, as well as the mineworkers union, are part of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the country's largest labor federation; the government has also announced its plan to try COSATU for treason. The mailing says unions throughout the world are letting their voices be heard in outrage; there is much that can be done to stop the imprisonment and trials and to support South African trade unions. The mailing says the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid has been encouraged by Region 4, United Auto Workers; District 8, Machinists; District 31, Steelworkers; and many other union affiliates. The mailing says we are currently working to set up a coordinating committee, get an office, and so on. The mailing says send letters from your union demanding the release of Moses Mayekiso and other labor leaders from jail. See the enclosed flyer on Mayekiso; instructions are on the back of where to send your letters. The mailing says send letters to support the comprehensive sanctions bill currently in Congress (H.R.1580/S.556); see the enclosed Action Alert.
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers