How Do I Join?

New School teachers click here

NYU teachers click here

If you teach at both universities, join both units.

Who Can Join?

Each university’s unit has its own membership criteria. A complete description can be found in the “Contracts” section of this website.

Briefly, at The New School, all part-time faculty must become and remain “members in good standing of the Union.”

At NYU, anyone who teaches 40 contact hours in a year, or gives 75 hours of individual instruction per semester must either join the Union, or pay the agency fee equivalent of dues.

Benefits of Joining

Only members can:

  • Vote (in elections, strike votes, and to ratify rules and contracts)
  • Attend membership meetings
  • Become officers
  • Participate in governance of the local
  • Receive pay from the UAW Strike Fund when striking