Sign a Card

As NYU contract faculty, we are coming together to bargain collectively with New York University and build our political voice as educators and researchers whose work sustains this institution. We are joining the thousands of academic workers at Columbia and The New School who are seeking to secure a better future through collective bargaining, and we are part of a growing movement in private institutions like Barnard, BU, Tufts, and Fordham, where unionized contract faculty have negotiated meaningful improvements to salary, benefits, and working conditions.

Without collective bargaining, we have experienced stagnant salaries, increasing workloads, vanishing benefits, threats to job security, and a lack of transparency in administrative policies. If our benefits and working conditions are secured in a collective bargaining agreement, NYU cannot change the terms of our employment without our consent. As employees across NYU, we have formed a union in order to improve our working conditions and to make the university a more equitable and accessible institution for teaching, research, and learning.

Thank you for committing to support CFU-UAW. Collective bargaining means more rights and more power to shape our lives at NYU. Collectively we have more power to negotiate with NYU than we have as individuals. No one will be expected to pay any dues or fees until we have democratically approved a contract with NYU.

Without a union:

  • NYU unilaterally determines our salary, benefits, and working conditions, and can change them at any time without our consent.

With a union:

  • We elect a bargaining committee that gathers input from contract faculty across campus.
  • Our bargaining committee negotiates a contract on equal footing with NYU.
  • Our contract can only be approved democratically, through a vote by our members.
  • Our contract determines our terms and conditions of employment and is binding and enforceable, usually through appeal to a neutral arbitrator.
  • We gain a stronger political voice, working with tens of thousands of UAW members, in New York and across the country, to protect and expand funding for education and research.

“I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.”

-Albert Einstein, on why he joined the faculty union at Princeton as a charter member