WASHINGTON REPORT #1

by International Longshore and Warehouse Union
Washington, DC, United States
February 1974
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: ENERGY CRISIS • HEALTH SECURITY LEGISLATION • RHODESIAN SANCTIONS • WAGE AND PRICE CONTROLS • LOG EXPORT SUBSTITUTION REGULATIONS • The newsletter says the ILWU, the Steelworkers Union, and the AFL-CIO joined the Washington Committee on Africa in lobbying in the Senate to defeat the Byrd Amendment of 1972 which permitted the U.S. to bypass mandatory United Nations sanctions against Rhodesian chrome. The newsletter says the Senate did away with the Byrd Amendment in December; lobbying is now needed on the House side to pass HR 8005 to complete the repeal of the Byrd Amendment. Two House subcommittees unanimously recommended the bill to the full House Foreign Affairs Committee, but Committee Chairman Thomas Morgan has not yet set a date for a Committee vote. We urge District Councils and Locals to contact Chairman Morgan and their own Representatives urging support of HR 8005. The newsletter says The ILA Local in Baltimore refused in December to discharge chrome from Rhodesia and the shipments were returned to Africa. One of the newly elected black ILA officers in Baltimore headed up this action and was supported by Teddy Gleason, ILA International President. [Note “Washington Committee on Africa” is actually “Washington Office on Africa.”]
Collection: Henry Lieberg collection, Michigan State University Library Special Collections