CIR Resident Physicians Set to Strike Monday at Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals
Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) resident physicians at three essential safety net hospitals in Queens are poised to strike over their employers' continued bad faith bargaining and failures to make meaningful movement towards their demands, which include living wages and patient care proposals.
Doctors at Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals, owned by MediSys, will strike starting this Monday until Friday, May 19 if MediSys fails to bargain in good faith and move towards their demands, and physicians at Elmhurst Hospital, who are employed by Mount Sinai, are still determining their strike plans. Along with CIR members at Mount Sinai Morningside and West, the Elmhurst physicians are demanding pay and benefits parity with Mount Sinai non-union physicians.
Picket lines will be up on Monday 5/15 from 7-11am at Jamaica Hospital and on Tuesday 5/16 from 7-11am at Flushing Hospital. Come out and show your support, and keep up with the physicians' fight using hashtags #NYCDocsStrike, #ForOurHealth and #QueensStrikeReady, and by following CIR/SEIU on social media!