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A New Caucus Oral History: Joan Greenbaum

Conducted May 22, 2019, as part of the Professional Staff Congress' (PSC) oral history initiative, this interview with Joan Greenbaum covered her extensive involvement in Professional Staff Congress (PSC) beginning in the early 1970s.

When Greenbaum became part of the founding faculty at LaGuardia Community College, she became involved in an organization called New Directions, a group of CUNY faculty that embraced direct democracy and sought to address working conditions at CUNY. It would eventually become a New Caucus chapter from the years 1993-1997. In 2000 when the New Caucus won the election and became the leadership of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), Greenbaum was active in "Health and Safety", a committee that fought for healthy working conditions across CUNY.

Following retirement, she joined the Retiree Chapter and became the editor of their newsletter: Turning the Page.

Source | Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC)
Creator | Yellowitz, Irwin
Date Created | May 22, 2019
Interviewer | Yellowitz, Irwin
Interviewee | Greenbaum, Joan
Rights | Copyright Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC) Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Oral History (Digital)
Cite This document | Yellowitz, Irwin, “A New Caucus Oral History: Joan Greenbaum,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 19, 2022,

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