The New School Part-Time Faculty Union Ends Longest Adjunct Strike in U.S. History with Tentative Agreement
1700 part-time faculty members at The New School (members of UAW Local 7902) have a tentative agreement and are back at work following their strike, the longest adjunct strike in U.S. history. Workers won:
- Substantial raises, with the largest raises going to faculty currently paid at the lowest rates.
- Payment for the work they perform as teachers outside of the classroom.
- Expanded healthcare eligibility to faculty teaching one course, no hikes to out-of-pocket health insurance costs, and caps to annual premium increases.
- Stronger job security for long-time faculty and newer faculty alike.
- Paid family leave, a professional development fund, and more.
Find more highlights from the tentative agreement here. The agreement will now go to part-time faculty union members for a ratification vote over the next few days. Read more in the NY Times and The Cut!