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Action, April 1969

This issue of Action features stories on recent CUNY budget cuts largely attributable to a $70 million shortfall between city appropriations and CUNY requests. Also found in the paper are articles detailing new union demands for lecturers, firings at Queensborough Community College, and missteps found in the rollout of SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge), a remedial program, at University Center.

Action was the monthly newspaper of the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT) and was edited by Bill Friedheim, an outspoken professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College and one of the subjects of our oral history interview on radicalism at BMCC. The UFCT was one of two main organizations that advocated for the concerns of CUNY employees before the formation in 1973 of the Professional Staff Congress, the union that has since represented CUNY faculty and professional staff.

Source | Friedheim, Bill
Creator | United Federation of College Teachers
Date Created | April 1969
Rights | Copyright United Federation of College Teachers Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | United Federation of College Teachers, “Action, April 1969,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed August 14, 2022,

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