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  • Labor Relations

  • The New School is committed to the education and success of each and every one of its students and to being an outstanding place to work, learn and create. We are dedicated to maintaining an environment that promises 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 enhance the education and 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 always stay focused on ensuring 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

    Benefits Help
    212.229.5671 x4942 
    Fax: 646.843.3656

    Payroll Help
    212.229.5671 x4963
    Fax: 646-843-3651








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