UAW CLOTHING DRIVE!
TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA
by Auto Workers Against Apartheid - Local 422
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
About early April 1978
The leaflet discusses plans by some rank and file members at the Framingham General Motors auto plant to support the struggle against apartheid. A three-part proposal submitted to the local union leadership included: 1) a one-week clothing drive; 2) placing articles about apartheid and organizing events in the local’s newsletter, Conveyor,and 3) that our union officials take a position on apartheid reflecting the views of the rank and file to publish in the newsletter and send to the international UWA. General Motors’ low pay and other policies towards black workers in its plant in South Africa violates the human rights on these workers and denies more jobs to U.S. workers. To support the Black South African is to support ourselves! Since 1972 people have come together to celebrate African Liberation Day. • Idea of How to Give Support • What is Apartheid? • Auto Workers Rally to Support!! • Forward to ALD! [Note on date: May 20th was on a Saturday in 1978.]
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections