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In this interview, conducted by Irwin Yellowitz, Nick Russo, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) lawyer of 28 years discusses many of the technical aspects of his career. He was hired in 1975 shortly after the Select Faculty Committee was [...]
After completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Princeton and the University of Wisconsin, Bill Friedheim was hired at BMCC (Borough Manhattan Community College) in 1965 and retired 41 years later in 2006. Friedheim was politically active [...]
Ezra Seltzer attended Brooklyn College in the 1950s and when he was about to leave to get his Ph.D. he was offered a promotion to a faculty position in the Biology department. Although departmental politics got in the way, he chose to stay on as a [...]
The Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union of CUNY faculty and staff, staged this demonstration in 1976 in the midst of the city's fiscal crisis. Colleges were being threatened with closure and budgets were being cut. Union members urged the [...]
York College students join PSC pickets in opposing the May 1973 contract impasse. Demonstrators raise issues around tenure quotas, budget cuts, open admissions and the Professional Staff Congress union contract.
Conducted May 22, 2019, as part of the Professional Staff Congress' (PSC) oral history initiative, this interview with Joan Greenbaum covered her extensive involvement in Professional Staff Congress (PSC) beginning in the early 1970s. When Greenbaum [...]
“I was not interested in changing CUNY’s policies. I wanted to transform the very nature of the power structure.” – Lilia Melani Conducted in 2019, as part of the Professional Staff Congress' (PSC) oral history initiative, this interview [...]