Grievance and Arbitration Victories Protect our Rights at Work and Enforce our Contracts

Doctors Council members have enjoyed a number of victories following grievances being filed and arbitration hearings. In Chicago, we won our Shutdown Day arbitration case.  Cook County had furloughed County workers for an unpaid day in violation of… Read More

NYC and Chicago Members Ratify New Contracts!

In New York City, after nearly a year-long Respect Campaign to reset our relationship with HHC and the Affiliates; Refocus on patient care; and Reinspire our practice by involving doctors in decisions, we have finally won and ratified new… Read More

Corizon Out and Collaboration In for NYC Correctional Health!

After two years of investigation by the federal agency the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a successful push by a coalition of unions, led by Doctors Council, the City and HHC will take over from Corizon management… Read More

Statement from Doctors Council SEIU First Vice-President Dr. Matthews Hurley on the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

July 30th marks the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. As the union representing the frontline doctors serving New York City’s public hospital system, correctional facilities and clinics across the five boroughs, we celebrate these two crucial programs that provide… Read More

Saturday July 18, 2015 Rally for Justice for Eric Garner

Doctors Council SEIU Statement by First VP Dr. Matthews Hurley in Support of Justice for Eric Garner This Saturday, July 18, Doctors Council SEIU will join the rally to demand justice for Eric Garner and to call for transformation… Read More

In our Own Words: Doctors Council White Paper Presentation Video

“Putting Patients First Through Doctor, Patient and Community Engagement: A Call to Action from Doctors Council SEIU to the Mayor and the Leadership of HHC” Click to watch a short video of Doctors Council members in New York… Read More

Teaching Communities to Heal

After years of witnessing too many patients die from injuries that could have been prevented by a more timely first-response, Doctors Council member Dr. Melba Taylor, an emergency room physician at Harlem Hospital in New York City, had a… Read More

Doctors Council Joins Efforts to Announce Start of Paid Sick Leave in NYC

Starting July 30, 2014, most employees in New York City will be eligible to begin using earned sick leave, accrued under the City’s Earned Sick Leave Act. Doctors Council members passed out leaflets today, and engaged with New… Read More

City Councilman Ritchie Torres Allocates $600,000 for North Central Bronx Hospital Labor & Delivery

After many months of direct action by Doctors Council members, nurses, other health care workers, and most importantly, members of the Bronx community, expecting mothers can look forward to the reopening of Labor & Delivery services at North… Read More

Doctors Council Attends Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

Doctors Council 1st Vice President / Executive Director Matthews Hurley, M.D. attended the Freedom Summer 50th anniversary summit in Jackson, Mississippi, a week-long conference on prior and current civil rights issues. Special speakers included Danny Glover, Dick Gregory,… Read More