Fed-Up Stanford Doctors to Rally for Fair Contract Amidst California’s Cost-of-Living Crisis.


Resident Physicians at Stanford Health Rally for Contract, Fair Treatment of Doctors, Patients

Palo Alto, CA—Following a wave of doctors’ strikes and demonstrations, the resident and fellow physicians of Stanford Health Care, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR-SEIU), will rally on Wednesday, July 19th. As the frontline physicians enter their eighth month without an agreement, they are holding the action to call for a fair contract that prioritizes patient and physician well-being above profit. 

Stanford Health Care, which reported an operating profit of $788 million in 2022, has continued to engage in stalling tactics at the table, including abruptly calling off meetings and withholding key bargaining information. Amidst the Bay Area’s devastating cost-of-living crisis, the physicians say that inadequate pay for the area and a lack of support from Stanford has left many of them struggling to afford basic necessities such as food, childcare, and housing. By marching on the hospital, residents are taking a stand against management for their refusal to consider the basic needs of their physicians and the impact on patient care. 

Who: Stanford Health Care resident physicians and fellows.

What: After over seven months of ongoing negotiations without a contract agreement, Stanford Health Care housestaff will march and rally outside the hospital. Residents are fighting for improved working conditions and care standards for the thousands of patients they treat across the Bay Area. 

When: Wednesday, July 19th, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. The event will start on time and the speaking portion will run for thirty minutes, followed by the rally in front of the hospital. 

Where: Pasteur Dr & Welch Rd Palo Alto, CA

The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the largest house staff union in the United States. A local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 30,000 resident physicians and fellows. Our members are dedicated to improving residency training and education, advancing patient care, and expanding healthcare access for our communities.