GM in South Africa

by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
with Africa Research Group
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, Fall 1970?
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This leaflet largely consists of text of an article written by the Africa Research Group. The leaflet says 350,000 GM workers (in the U.S. and Canada) are out on strike. The leaflet says in South African factories, blacks are limited ti unskilled jobs and are not allowed to have unions. They also cannot earn the same wages as white workers for the same job. The starting wages for black South Africans in Ford, GM, and Chrysler plants is 52 cents to 52 cents an hour, and rarely goes above 98 cent. The same corporations that workers here are struggling against in the current auto strike are the corporations exploiting blacks in South Africa. [Note on date: The strike by U.S. and Canadian workers of General Motors began in September 1970 so the text of this leaflet was written after the start of the strike.]
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections