Hundreds of Adjuncts at the Parsons School of Design Protest Changes to Their Health Care Coverage

Changes in the university’s healthcare plan have largely affected workers at Parsons School of Design, where part-time faculty make up at least 85% of the teaching staff. by Valentina Di Liscia More than 600 part-time faculty at the New School in New York City have signed a petition denouncing “skyrocketing healthcare costs” prompted by a change in its insurance policy this year. The shift is the latest blow to part-time staff at the school amid cost-cutting measures related to the COVID-19 crisis. While their salaries and retirement contributions have been frozen since last spring, the new transition from United Healthcare to an […]
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