In this leaflet, the Legislative Conference (LC) announces that their merger with the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT) had been approved by the governing boards of both organizations, and that it now would be submitted to the memberships for a vote. In the subsequent referendum, the merger was overwhelmingly supported by the members of both organizations and the new union, the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC), came into existence in April 1972. Previously, the rival groups coexisted at CUNY with the LC representing full time instructors and staff and the UFCT part-time faculty, staff, and lecturers. Their merging would be a contentious one as leadership from both groups would struggle to wrest control of the PSC in its early years.
Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Creator | Legislative Conference Date Created | March 31, 1972 Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout)) Cite This document | Legislative Conference, “Conference Leader: "Merger Special",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed March 20, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3212.