Doctors Council SEIU Statement by First VP Dr. Matthews Hurley in Support of Justice for Eric Garner!

Friday, July 17, 2015

This Saturday, July 18, Doctors Council SEIU will join the rally to demand justice for Eric Garner and to call for transformation in our justice system. Inequality in our City remains pervasive. Just as doctors in New York City’s public hospitals and across neighborhoods fight to lessen healthcare inequality, we all need to fight to eliminate injustice and inequality wherever we see it. Those who serve New Yorkers have a responsibility to treat their interactions with fellow New Yorkers with a level of professionalism that reflects respect and training that takes into account mental health issues and physical complaints. The trampling of a New Yorker’s dignity and human rights has no place on our streets nor in our justice and correctional systems.

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About Doctors Council SEIU

Doctors Council SEIU, a professional organization for doctors, is the nation’s oldest and largest union of attending physicians and dentists in the United States, with members in New York City, and in states across the country. Formed in 1973, Doctors Council SEIU is a union for doctors and a voice for patients, and represents attending physicians and dentists at Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) facilities and hospitals, including doctors employed by the affiliates New York University School of Medicine, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY). HHC is the largest public hospital system in the nation. Doctors Council SEIU also represents doctors in the New York City Mayoral agencies including the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) as well as doctors working at Rikers Island, the largest correctional facility in the nation. Affiliated with SEIU, Doctors Council SEIU is a national union representing doctors employed in the public and private sectors.

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