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Date Received:

Donated by Kate Pfordresher March 2007.

Date Processed:

2013

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid, MSS 237, Special Collections, Michigan State University Main Library.

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Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Collection Summary:

Archival material of the New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid (NYLCAA). The collection was donated by Kate Pfordresher, a long-time member of the NYLCAA who served for several years as one of the coordinators.

Historical Background:

The New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid (LCAA) was formed in June 1983 and grew to over 30 unions representing more then one million workers in the New York area. The LCAA was founded to support independent black unions in South Africa and to work for the abolition of the racist system of apartheid. The organizations first action was a labor delegation to the South African Consulate to protest the persecution of Oscar Mpetha in July 1983. LCAA supported the Shell Boycott and the Mobil Disinvestment campaigns. It also supported bills to limit New York City government purchases from South Africa and investments of pension funds in companies doing business in South Africa. It was involved in the Free Mayekiso Campaign and in facilitating visits between New York and South African unionists. The organization continued until at least late 1992, possibly longer. (Source: LCAA publications)

Processing Note:

Processed by Leslie M. Behm, December 2013.

Arrangement:


Folder Description
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  • Labor Against Apartheid. New York : New York Area Labor Committee Against Apartheid
  • Issues: [1983]; Vol 1, no. 2, Fall 1984; Vol. 2, no. 1 Summer 1985
  • Vol. 3, no. 1 Winter 1986; Vol. 3, no 2 Spring 1986; Vol. 3, no. 3 Summer 1986
  • Vol 4., no. 1 Winter 1987; Vol. 4, no. 2 Summer 1987
  • Summer 1988; Fall 1988, Winter 1988
  • Spring 1989; Summer 1989; Fall 1989
  • Fall 1990; Winter 1992; Summer 1992
  • Conference on Labor and South Africa Program. March 1 - 2, 1985. New York, N.Y.
  • New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. Highlights. [1983-1990]
  • Collinge, Jo-Anne. US sanctions ruling will protet SA workers. The Weekly Mail, Jul 13, 1990. [photocopy]
  • New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. Brochure. [1990 ca]
  • New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. Action Agenda: March 1-2 Conferen on "Labor and South Africa." Draft. March 2. 1984
  • Black workers under siege: The repression of Black Trade Unions in South Africa. Produced by the Africa Fund and District Council 37, AFSCME [1983 ca]
  • [Flyer] Hill, Stanley. Arpil 25 in Washington: not just another rally.; Howard, Alan. In the Name of Democracy. New York, N.Y. : District Council 37, AFSCME [1983 ca]
  • Poster: Free Mayekiso. Justice for Moses Mayekiso Rally. Friday, March 25, 7 pm. District 65, UAW 13 Astor Place[1987]
  • Petition: Keep the Pressure on! Strengthen New York City Sanctions Now. New York, N.Y. : New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. [1993 ca]
  • Flyer about petition on New York City sanctions: Welcome, Nelson Mandela! You are among friends!. New York, N.Y. : New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. [1993 ca]
  • New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. The Right to notice an negotiation: Supporting labor in South Africa through sanctions legislation. [Introduction of bill to New York City Council, informational flyer]. New York, N.Y. : New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. [199?]
  • What is COSATU? Johnannesburg, S.A. : COSATU, 2000. [single sheet folded with 8 pages explaining what COSATU is , their campaigns, policies, and leadership.]
  • New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. U.S. trade unions stand in solidarity with black workers in South Africa: protest June 6th to June 8th. Photocopy of advertisement from a newspaper. [199?]
  • New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. Draft: Standards for responsible corporate conduct in a free South Africa. New York, N.Y. : New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. [199?]



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