"Faculty Members at City University Pick Single Bargaining Agent"
This New York Times article reports the results of a June 1972 election among members of the CUNY instructional staff. Voters elected to form a single bargaining unit for CUNY, with an overwhelming number choosing the newly formed Professional Staff Congress (PSC) as the bargaining agent of choice. The election ended a dispute stretching back to 1968 over how many bargaining units there should be in CUNY and which organization would represent which unit. Previously, staff at CUNY were represented by either the Legislative Conference or the United Federation of College Teachers; despite popular support, their merging of the two was not a smooth process in the early years of the new union. Nevertheless, their unification allowed for the leaders from the two competing groups to redirect their focuses away from their rivalry towards better addressing the needs of faculty and staff at CUNY.
Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Creator | Buder, Leonard Date Created | June 8, 1972 Rights | Copyright New York Times Item Type | Text (Article / Essay) Cite This document | Buder, Leonard, “"Faculty Members at City University Pick Single Bargaining Agent",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3182.