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  • Labor Relations

  • For nearly 50 years, The New School has worked closely and collaboratively with the unions that represent its employees. Our goal is 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. Unions are part of our culture and community, and our progressive values as an institution inform our interactions with organized labor.

    Our various unions represent a vital segment of university employees. From student workers and librarians to facilities staff and part-time faculty, our represented employees deliver enormous value to our institution. Every represented employee contributes to the overall experience at The New School and plays an important role in our academic mission of preparing students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society. 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.

    Today there are unions representing nine groups of employees on our campus, and we strive to have productive and collaborative relationships with each of them. Jointly reached contracts are in place or collective bargaining is underway with each of these unions, and we provide exceptional benefits to our employees. 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 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 remain continuously focused on outcomes that improve the education and support the success of our students—and that benefit The New School community. We seek to find the balance between near-term educational and operational priorities and the goal of strengthening the long-term interests of the university 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 respect the collective bargaining process and view the negotiating table as a safe space for the free and open exchange of ideas and proposals.

    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]

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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