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

Doctors Council Endorses September 21 Climate March at United Nations Climate Summit 2014

Doctors Council SEIU endorses the Climate March, set to take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014, against the backdrop of the United Nations Climate Summit 2014. In September, world leaders will convene in New York City for a… Read More

NYC Doctors Meet with Deputy Mayor, Head of HHC

HHC doctors from every hospital and facility met with New York City Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli (pictured above front row, 6th from left) and HHC President, Dr. Ramanathan Raju (left of Deputy Mayor) at City Hall to discuss… Read More

Doctors, Community Advocate for Single-payer Health in NY

On May 7, 2014, hundreds of doctors, nurses and patients rallied outside the New York State Capitol in Albany and shared stories about their experiences of our health care system in crisis. Advocates then attended more than 80 lobby meetings… Read More

Doctors, Health Care Workers Rally at Rikers Island for Safety

Doctors Council doctors, along with nurses and other health care workers who provide care for inmates at Rikers Island prison rallied for increased staffing and safer working conditions on Thursday, May 8. In 2009 and 2010, there were… Read More

Cook County Health Pension Reform Update

In Cook County, Illinois, Doctors Council has been instrumental in voicing the priorities of doctors and our patients throughout the long process of pension reform. For nearly two years, Doctors Council has been in discussions with County officials… Read More