• For nearly 50 years, The New School has worked closely and collaboratively with the unions that represent some of its employees. Today there are unions representing nine groups of faculty and staff 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.

    Latest from Labor Relations

    Stay up to date on all things related to our partnership with our union employees. 

    Successor agreements have been reached with the following unions on our campus in recent months: SHENS-UAW Local 7902 (December 2023); AFM Local 802 (April 2023); ACT-UAW Local 7902 (December 2022); Teamsters Local 1205 Professional (October 2022); SEIU 32BJ—Security (September 2022); and Teamsters Local 1205 Clerical (January 2022).  Read more.

    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.

    Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
    We are committed to ensuring an equitable, inclusive, and socially just environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

    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
    212.229.5671 (general number) 

    HR Help
    212.229.5671 x4964
    Fax: 212.229.5884
    hrhelp@newschool.edu

    Benefits Help
    212.229.5671 x4942 
    Fax: 646.843.3656
    benefitshelp@newschool.edu

    Payroll Help
    212.229.5671 x4963
    Fax: 646.843.3651
    payrollhelp@newschool.edu

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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

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Graduates

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