PRINT December 1973

Strike at the Modern

ON OCTOBER 15, 1973 two editors of Artforum Lawrence Alloway and John Coplans—interviewed four members of the strike committee of PASTA (The Professional and Administrative Staff Association of The Museum of Modern Art) Susan Bertram (Senior Program Assistant, International Program), Jane Fluegel (Associate Editor, Publications), Jennifer Licht (Associate Curator, Painting and Sculpture), and Joan Rabenau (Administrative Assistant, Education). The questions posed by the editors are in italics, and the answers given by the four staff members have been set in roman type. Artforum contacted The Museum of Modern Art, informed the directorship of this interview, and offered equal space in a subsequent issue for a discussion of the problems of that institution. This offer was refused on the grounds that such an interview might compromise settlement of the strike.

To the outsider the PASTA strike

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