This item details the structure of the new Professional Staff Congress' (PSC) Administrative Council, Delegate Assembly and chapters. It was based on the principle of equal representation from the Legislative Conference (LC) and the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT), the two unions that combined to form the PSC in 1972. As seen in the document, much consideration was initially given to equally dividing the positions amongst members of the two former rivals. They went so far as to include representation from both groups from each CUNY campus. In total, 20 served on the Administrative Council, 110 on the Delegate Assembly (including those from the Administrative Council), and 8 headed union chapters.
This split-power situation lasted one year until the first PSC election in April 1973. In a very close election, Belle Zeller, former LC president, defeated Israel Kugler, former UFCT president, for the presidency of the PSC.
Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Creator | Professional Staff Congress Date Created | April 20, 1972 Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Item Type | Text (Memorandum) Cite This document | Professional Staff Congress, “PSC Interim Governance Plan,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 18, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4872.