[Dear Co-Chairs and Steering Committee, This is a most interesting and critical time …]

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
March 8, 1993
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing to Co-Chairs and members of the Steering Committee of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid signed by Kathy Devine and Harold Rogers. The mailing says this is a most interesting and critical time for the anti-apartheid movement, as South Africa's first real election nears. All of us know how difficult elections can be. The mailing says imagine preparing for an election where – * 80% of the people are not registered, and have been denied the right to vote for two centuries, * illiteracy is rife, and there are many languages, * an all-white regime holds the reigns of power, and * apartheid tyranny has made violence a way life. The mailing says our fellow trade unionists in South Africa have a mindboggling challenge ahead; at our February meeting, an informative discussion took place about Labor & South Africa; we adopted a program of action (enclosed), and will continue this discussion at our next meeting to be held at ACTWU. The mailing says Agenda items include: a report from SA; union days at DuSable Museum (following up our successful program last year); developing school curriculum suggestions on union solidarity; and sending letters to President Clinton re U.S. Southern Africa policy. The mailing says we look forward to seeing YOU on March 23. The mailing says South African Metal Union leader Moses Mayekiso will visit Chicago April 1 & 2 on behalf of SA's National Civic Org'n. and the Chicago/Alexandra Sister Community Project; details will follow in a few days. The mailing discusses ACTWU (Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union) and the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO). [Notes: The program of action is most likely the document dated February 13, 1993 that is on this website.]
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers