Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

Academic Student Workers at the New School Reach Tentative Agreement

After just three days on strike last week, teaching fellows, teaching assistants, course assistants, research assistants, and tutors at The New School, represented by United Auto Workers (UAW), reached a long-awaited tentative agreement at the New School. Having authorized their strike with 94% voting yes, and a historic 77% of members participating, academic student workers had a powerful mandate for its work stoppage. For over half a year the workers bargained continuously and in good faith with The New School. The university, meanwhile, had dragged its feet, and offered insulting poverty wages in a time of skyrocketing inflation.

The groundbreaking tentative agreement includes:

  • Raises between 24% and 31% for all academic student workers
  • Tuition waivers for all PhDs and for Teaching Fellows in each semester workers
  • And end to the maintenance status fee for PhDs
  • A new childcare fund for everyone at The New School
  • The development of a new housing guarantor program for international student workers
  • Codification of free reproductive care services
  • And more!