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Strategy Memo to Campaign Staff

Bruce MacDonald lays out the strategy for what he believes will allow the Legislative Conference (LC) to triumph against the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT) as the single bargaining unit for CUNY faculty and staff in the upcoming election.

Acknowledging that the LC was "in trouble" and "the underdog" and viewed by most members as the more conservative alternative, he states what he believes is the winning strategy: to run on their strengths and work to turn out those he believes will vote for the Legislative Conference.

The UFCT wanted a single unit to represent all of CUNY, and had called for a collective bargaining election for the faculty and staff. The LC had resisted such an election out of fears they could not win in a single unit election. Ultimately, this election was never held as the two unions merged to form the Professional Staff Congress on April 14, 1972.

Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creator | MacDonald, Bruce
Date Created | February 17, 1972
Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Text (Memorandum)
Cite This document | MacDonald, Bruce, “Strategy Memo to Campaign Staff,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 19, 2019,

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