Oral History Interview with Debra Bergen
As the union matured, and the top union leadership changed in 2000, chapter leaders and members became more involved in contract enforcement. Bergen’s department expanded and a PSC organizing department was formed. Bergen describes how grievances were handled under two PSC administrations and how the union transitioned into one in which members were included in handling grievances and making decisions on grievances and arbitration. Bergen was responsible for training and hiring contract coordinators, working with member grievance counselors and PSC organizing staff, and developing training programs for the membership to more fully understand and participate in contract enforcement. As new contracts were ratified and new benefits implemented, she continued to supervise and work closely with chapter leaders on grievance counseling, and contract enforcement.
Creator | Yellowitz, Irwin
Date Created | November 22, 2016
Interviewers | Yellowitz, Irwin
Interviewees | Bergen, Debra
Rights | Copyright Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC)
Item Type | Oral History
Cite This document | Yellowitz, Irwin, “Oral History Interview with Debra Bergen,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 26, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/7562.