UFCT Legislative Memo: Petition Against State Budget Cuts
This memo was issued to the members of the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT) on behalf of union president Israel Kugler. It announces a petition drive against proposed budget cuts at CUNY. The document illustrates that even in times of relative calm, funding for CUNY was targeted by the New York State legislature and Governor Rockefeller. Among the petition demands was an equal funding formula to eliminate the disparity in financial support provided by the state to the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York. Although New York State did agree to full funding for CUNY's four-year colleges beginning in 1979, equal funding for SUNY and CUNY did not materialize.
Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Creator | United Federation of College Teachers Date Created | February 27, 1969 Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Item Type | Text (Memorandum) Cite This document | United Federation of College Teachers, “UFCT Legislative Memo: Petition Against State Budget Cuts,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed January 27, 2021, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3382.