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"Letter Requesting Support for UFCT in Upcoming Election"

This letter from M. Fred Tidwell offers reasons why faculty and staff at CUNY should vote for the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT) as the single bargaining unit for CUNY faculty and staff. Tidwell was a chapter chair with the UFCT, which served, alongside the Legislative Conference (LC), as one of two collective bargaining agents for the faculty and staff of CUNY.

The UFCT had called for a new collective bargaining election in order to select between itself and the LC, a single unit of all faculty and staff, full and part time. The election never took place as the UFCT and its rival, the Legislative Conference, negotiated a merger agreement in March 1972. The merger subsequently was approved by the respective memberships, creating a new union – the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, in April 1972.

Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creator | Tidwell, M. Fred
Date Created | March 8, 1972
Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Tidwell, M. Fred, “"Letter Requesting Support for UFCT in Upcoming Election",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 10, 2019,

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