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NYSTA-UTNY Merger Agreement

This lengthy document lays out the terms of the merger between the New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) and the United Teachers of New York (UTNY) set to take place on April 4, 1972. Previously the NYSTA had been affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA) and the UTNY with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

The significance of this merger was that at CUNY, each of the competing unions was previously affiliated with a different group: the Legislative Conference (LC) with the NEA and the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT) with the AFT. As the two statewide unions moved toward their merger, they placed increasing pressure on their affiliates in CUNY to do the same. The leaders of the LC and the UFCT agreed to merger at about the same time as the statewide unions merged. The members of the two CUNY unions quickly approved the merger in a referendum, and the PSC was officially formed on April 14, 1972.

Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creators | New York State Teachers Association; United Teachers/New York
Date Created | March 30, 1972
Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | New York State Teachers Association and United Teachers/New York, “NYSTA-UTNY Merger Agreement,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 20, 2019,

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