Bronx Frontline Doctors Overwhelmingly Vote to Re-Establish Union
Resident physicians at Montefiore Medical Center, one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City, celebrated yesterday after learning that they had successfully won union representation with a supermajority of 82% voting in favor of joining the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU). With over 1200 doctors included, the victory will re-establish a union presence at Montefiore more than four decades after their original union, one of the first nationwide, was removed.
"Residents and fellows at Montefiore just won our union with over 80% voting yes," the union wrote on Twitter. "After weeks of captive audience meetings, 1-1’s and more emails than we can count, we showed Montefiore that our solidarity is stronger than the fear and intimidation they used to try and divide us." Check out more about what led the workers to organize here!