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Joint Statement of Belle Zeller and Israel Kugler on Merger

In this statement, President Belle Zeller of the Legislative Conference and President Israel Kugler of the United Federation of College Teachers announce the merger of the two rival unions, and call on the members of each organization to ratify the merger in a secret ballot referendum. They note the need for unity to end the dissipation of their resources. They also stress the problems facing CUNY, and its faculty and staff, which would require a unified union to have the maximum influence on events. The membership of each union strongly endorsed the merger, which took place on April 14, 1972.

Source | Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creators | Zeller, Belle; Kugler, Israel
Date Created | March 29, 1972
Rights | Obtain From Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | Zeller, Belle and Kugler, Israel, “Joint Statement of Belle Zeller and Israel Kugler on Merger,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 21, 2019,

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