Unions protest conviction of Oscar Mpetha

Unions protest conviction of Oscar Mpetha

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New York, New York, United States
July 1983
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
A delegation of labor leaders from the New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid met with the South African Consul General in July 1983 to protest the conviction of 73-year-old South African trade unionist Oscar Mpetha on trumped-up charges of inciting racial violence. Among the fifty member delegation were Cleveland Robinson, Secretary-Treasurer of District 65 UAW (United Automobile Workers); Sam Meyers, President of Local 259, UAW ; Joann Henry and Jesse Olson, Vice Presidents of District 1199, Hospital and Health Care Employees; Henry Foner, President of the Fur and Leather Workers, UFCWU (United Food and Commercial Workers Union); John Hudson, President of the Headwear Joint Board, ACTWU; Jim Bell, President of New York Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU); and Emagene Walker, President of New York Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Jennifer Davis, Executive Director of the American Committee on Africa (center) briefed the delegation immediately before the meeting. Photo reproduced from Fall 1983 issue of ACOA Action News.
Used by permission of Africa Action, successor to the American Committee on Africa.