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Part-Time Faculty Union Members Ratify Strong New Contract

We are pleased to share that a strong, fair, five-year contract was ratified today by The New School’s part-time faculty union members, with 97% approval.

This new contract increases compensation significantly, protects health care benefits, and provides an administrative services payment that is given in recognition of administrative preparation prior to the beginning of a semester.

The contract is backdated from November 14, 2022 and runs through August 31, 2027. Several elements, such as pay raises, would be retroactive to the start of the fall 2022 semester. Part-time faculty should expect to receive a separate communication from Human Resources outlining the timing of retroactive pay raises, new benefit offerings, and more.

Our gratitude and thanks go to both bargaining teams, who worked tirelessly to reach an agreement that reflects the needs of our part-time faculty and their critical contributions to our community.

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