Part Time Faculty at The New School Strike for Real Raises
1700 part-time faculty members at The New School, members of UAW Local 7902, went on strike Wednesday, demanding a contract that provides real raises, expanded health coverage, greater job security, more input into curricula, and real recourse against harassment and discrimination.
Part-time faculty are 87% of The New School’s instructional staff, but the university's spending on their salaries comprises only 7.5% to 8.5% of its budget. Part-time faculty have not received a raise in over four years; as a result, their real earnings are down 18% from 2018.
A picket line is up at The New School University Center (63 5th Ave), on weekday mornings from 8:30am -12:30pm and evenings from 3:30pm - 7:30pm. On Saturday 11/19, there will be also be a picket outside of Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street from 8:30am - 1pm. Read more in The NY Times, ABC7, the Indypendent, and Hyperallergic, and follow the union on Twitter for updated picketing times and additional ways to show support.