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  • Labor Relations

  • The New School is committed to the education and success of every one of its students and to being an outstanding place to work, learn, and create. We are dedicated to maintaining an environment that offers diversity and tolerance in all areas of education and employment and to ensuring equal access to our academic, artistic, and cultural programs and activities.

    At The New School, we work hard to ensure that our academic, professional, and student staff have the resources and leadership needed to support excellent teaching, research, and cultural expression. We work together—with faculty, students, and staff and the unions that represent them—to build on our proud history and shared commitment to the university.

    For nearly 50 years, The New School has worked closely and collaboratively with unions that represent its employees. Today there are unions representing eight groups of employees on our campus. Jointly reached contracts are in place, or collective bargaining is underway, with each of these unions. Negotiations and other discussions with our labor groups are guided by clear, consistent principles.

    • Fairness and Transparency
      We are open and honest in discussions with our labor groups, in the sharing of information and perspectives, and in related communications to the university community and other stakeholders.
    • Responsiveness
      We are responsive to requests, questions, and concerns from our unionized workforce and are committed to timely resolution of issues raised.
    • Doing What Is Right for All Students, Faculty, and Staff
      We stay constantly focused on reaching outcomes that improve the education and support the success of all of our students and that benefit the full New School community.
    • Maintaining a Long-Term View
      We are committed to maintaining an effective balance between near-term educational and operational priorities and strengthening the long-term interests of the university. We strive to ensure that The New School will be able to build on its legacy and serve students and its entire community for generations to come.
    • Respect for the Collective Bargaining Process
      We are committed to having strong agreements in place with all of our labor groups, and we respect the confidentiality of the negotiating process.

    Unions at The New School

  • Contact Us

    Office of Human Resources
    80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
    Phone: 212.229.5671 (general number) 

    HR Help
    212.229.5671 x4964
    Fax: 212.229.5884
    [email protected]

    Benefits Help
    212.229.5671 x4942 
    Fax: 646.843.3656
    [email protected]

    Payroll Help
    212.229.5671 x4963
    Fax: 646-843-3651
    [email protected]

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