This photograph was taken at the CUNY Graduate Center on 42nd St at a celebration of the merger of CUNY's two professional unions, the Legislative Conference and the United Federation of College Teachers, into the Professional Staff Congress (PSC). Pictured from left to right are: "PSC Executive Director Arnold Cantor; UFT and UTNY President Albert Shanker; PSC Deputy President Israel Kugler; AFT President David Selden; PSC President Belle Zeller, NEA President Donald Morrison; and New York State Teachers Association President Thomas Y. Hobart."
The presence of Shanker, Hobart and the presidents of the national labor organizations illustrates the pressures that were placed upon CUNY's formerly competing labor unions to merge.
Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Creator | EPA Newsphoto Date Created | May 14, 1972 Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Item Type | Image (Photograph) Cite This document | EPA Newsphoto, “Labor Leaders at the Celebration of Merger,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 16, 2021, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3352.