Posts tagged NYC Health + Hospitals
New York: Elmhurst hospital physicians reach tentative deal after 3-day strike
May 25, 2023 // Elmhurst is a public hospital belonging to New York City’s Health + Hospitals system, but training physicians who went on strike are employed by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The resident strike at Elmhurst was the first in over three decades. “This fight was always about power, and Elmhurst residents are truly building that together,” a statement from Dr. Sarah Hafuth, a union leader for residents, reads in part. “I also know that we are part of a larger ongoing fight for justice in our lives and in health care — and we plan on continuing that fight.” Two other Queens hospitals, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center, averted a separate strike earlier this month after reaching a preliminary agreement with their employer, MediSys Health Network.
Nurses union holding ‘Day of Action’ amid contract negotiations
March 3, 2023 // Public sector nurses are not legally allowed to strike because they are municipal workers. Any strike would be illegal and come with penalties, and even possible arrest for union leaders. They say they have other tools they can use but are not ruling out the possibility of an illegal strike.