May 31, 2024 | News Story

Public Hospital Residents Win Contract Deal, Reaching Parity With Private Peers

After more than 9 months of negotiations, the 2300 resident physicians and fellows at the heart of patient care at NYC Health and Hospitals have reached a tentative agreement with the city, which they say will help protect the future of the largest public hospital system in the country. Historic wins in the deal between the city and the physicians, who are unionized with the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIRSEIU), include pay on par with peers in private sector safety net hospitals and increased annual investments in their union Patient Care Trust Fund.  

The victory comes after months of actions to push Mayor Adams to agree to a fair deal. Throughout their fight, the CIR physicians received the support of their fellow H+H workers, including NYSNA nurses and Doctors Council attending physicians, other large city unions in the public and private sector, including DC37, the United Federation of Teachers, and 1199SEIU United Healthcare East. Dozens of city and state elected officials also supported the residents, with 60 signing onto a support letter, while six community boards across the city published their own letters in support. Read more in THE CITY.