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Audience at First PSC Contract Rally

This October 1972 mass meeting at the Marc Ballroom at Union Square, New York came at a time when the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) was deadlocked with CUNY administration during negotiations for the union's first contract following its creation in April of that year. Don Davidson, a union leader from LaGuardia Community College, is the second figure in the first row, just left of the center aisle.

The union held a number of rallies and took two strike authorization votes. Ultimately, an agreement was reached between CUNY and the PSC in July 1973.
Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creator | Unknown
Date Created | October 5, 1972
Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Still Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | Unknown, “Audience at First PSC Contract Rally,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed January 27, 2021,

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