SUBJECT: Anti-Apartheid Public Meeting
by Will Hatch, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587
Seattle, Washington, United States
September 28, 1987
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587
Mailing advertising a meeting on October 4 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The mailing says that, at the September union meetings, the membership voted overwhelmingly to co-sponsor a public meeting, organized by the Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid, with the objective of preventing a shipment of 20 metric tons of uranium hexafluoride originating from South Africa from being unloaded in Seattle in the near future. This radioactive material is mined in South Africa, processed and shipped from Western European countries, and then further refined into plutonium pellets by a Bellevue firm, before being trucked to Hanford for use in nuclear reactors. This violates a U.S. ban against importing such products from South Africa. In addition to Local 587, the meeting’s sponsors include Musicians Local 76, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), City Council member Norm Rice, U.S. Congressman Mike Lowry, the Church Council of Greater Seattle.
Collection: Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections