Health Disparities and a Call for Health Justice: It’s All About Justice…

In healthcare, we are no strangers to the systematic, unhealthy and ultimately deadly effects of racism and inequality. Doctors see the effects every day in their clinics and wards.  As a profession, doctors have long discussed health disparities,… Read More

Collaboration Councils Being Implemented– Groundbreaking Initiative Underway; Training with IHI to Occur

Doctors Council SEIU is excited to announce the implementation of the Collaboration Councils, which puts into practice the vision of our White Paper “Putting Patients First Through Doctor, Patient and Community Engagement: A Call to Action from Doctors… Read More

Helping to Shape the Future of Radiology Services

Doctors Council filed a grievance regarding subcontracting of radiology in PAGNY hospitals. The grievance was not only brought up as a concern of contracting out our members’ work, but of patient care issues with the outsourced work. Throughout… Read More

“Bump Up” Arbitration Settlement Win for Hospitalists Doctors Council Members at Coney Island Hospital

We recently successfully settled at arbitration a “bump up” grievance we had filed for hospitalists at Coney Island Hospital. This victory resulted in some hospitalists receiving up to $10,000 in retroactive pay and wage increases of up to… Read More

Inside and Outside Both at Work, in the Community and Politically, the Harlem Hospital Labor Caucus Takes Aim at Improvements

Things have been heating up at Harlem Hospital this summer, with the creation of the Healthcare Education Activist Team (HEAT), a coalition of doctors, nurses, and auxiliary staff labor unions to address a number of issues related both… Read More

Victory for Patient Care in Dialysis Services at HHC

Drs. Sudhanshu Jain and Dr. Herman Anderson, Nephrologists of Harlem Hospital. Our community and political advocacy is vital is protecting the quality of care and the services our patients and communities receive and have access to.  HHC had… Read More

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