In this letter to the membership of the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT), union president Israel Kugler stresses the UFCT’s support for both a more diverse student body at CUNY and the newly established Open Admissions program. Kugler ties this support to the UFCT’s need to protect full time lecturers, a group the union had represented since the collective bargaining elections of 1968. At the time of his writing, many full time lecturers were being reduced to an hourly pay basis. Kugler's document blends a union’s duty to represent its members along with a larger social vision.
Source | The Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Creator | Kugler, Israel Date Created | May 12, 1970 Rights | Obtain From The Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Item Type | Text (Memorandum) Cite This document | Kugler, Israel, “Letter from UFCT President Requesting Protest,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed August 16, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3232.