The press release reports on a statement by national and local trade union leaders supporting U. S. churches’ efforts to end bank loans to South Africa. The trade unionists called upon Citibank, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Morgan Guaranty, Chase Manhattan, Continental Illinois, First Chicago, and Bank of America to cease immediately all further loans to the South African government or its agencies. The labor leaders' statement was released through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, an agency related to the National Council of Churches. The press release includes The Statement by Union Leaders Supporting Churches On Stopping Bank Loans To South Africa. The signers if the statement are: Murray H. Finley, President, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union; Alvin E. Heaps, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; Joseph P. Tonelli, President, United Paperworkers International Union; Jack Stone, Assistant to the President, United Paperworkers International Union; Cleveland Robinson, President Distributive Workers of America; David Livingston, President, District 65, Distributive Workers of America; Morton Bahr, Vice-President, Communications Workers of America; Frederick O'Neal, President, The Associated Actors and Artists of America; Henry Foner, President, Joint Board Fur, Leather and Machine Workers Union; Leon Davis, President, Doris Turner, Executive Vice-President, District 1199, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees; William H. Bowe, Treasurer, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Warren J. Bunn, Asst. Director, District 8 Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union; Bill Nuchow, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 840, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Syd Bykofsky, Co-Manager, Local 169, ACTWU; and John Lawe, President, Local 100, Transport Workers Union of Greater New York.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections