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New School faculty voting on contract

Agreement followed 3-week strike

Posted 12/23/22

Part-time faculty at the New School will vote on a new five-year contract that would raise the wages of the lowest paid professors by 155 percent over the course of the deal. The adjunct professors reached a tentative agreement with school’s administrators late on Dec. 10, ending a three-week strike that mobilized students and faculty and halted classes at the Greenwich Village university.  

Pressure on New School administrators had been building in the waning days of the strike as parents of students threatened to sue the university and students began an occupation of University Center on Fifth Avenue to show solidarity with their professors and to publicize demands of their own.  

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