ZINC CHROMIDE IS MINED IN SOUTH AFRICA!
by America Friends Service Committee, Church Council of Greater Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States
Undated, about August, September or October 1987?
The leaflet says 340,000 miners are striking in South Africa and Namibia. Strikers are being forced into the mines by mine security personnel at gun point. The National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa is asking for worldwide support of their strike for better wages, safer conditions, and death benefits. The Church Council of Greater Seattle and the American Friends Service Committee are urging support for the miners along with San Francisco and Vancouver B.C. longshoremen and calling on Nedlloyd Lines not to welcome South African cargos in Puget Sound. Slogans on the leaflet are: "TAKE THE DAY OFF, DON'T WORK APARTHEID CARGO," and "REMEMBER, THE SLOGAN OF YOUR UNION IS ALSO THE SLOGAN OF SOUTH AFRICAN MINERS: "AN INJURY TO ONE, IS AN INJURY TO ALL."
Used by permission of the American Friends Service Committee and former members of the Church Council of Greater Seattle Task Force on Southern Africa.
Collection: Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections